Mother River
Project info

Mother River is a photographic odyssey that is remarkable both for its pictures and its story. Over aperiod of four years, Yan Preston documented the entire Yangtze River, often known as China’s Mother River.

The epic project follows a simple premise: to photograph the 6,211km route of the river, using
a strict "point system" to photograph at precisely every 100 kilometres.

The result is an insightful look at the whole inner life of China, ranging from the high Tibetan Plateau through the Three Gorges and finally reaching Shanghai.