In Forest, photographic artist Yan Wang Preston explores the politics of recreating forests and ‘natural’ environments in new Chinese cities.
Shot over eight years from 2010-2017, Preston goes from following the developments of the transplanted old trees in Chongqing, to portraying the bizarre and wildly-coloured ecology-recovery landscapes in Haidong. On the way, a series of stories are collected and narrated, raising questions towards the complexity of urban reforestation and nature re-construction in a contemporary era.
Hatje Cantz, 2018
h260 x w300 mm
65 colour photographs
Text by Zelda Cheatle
Yan Wang Preston Forest Hatje Cantz Verlag 2018
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