In Mother River, British-Chinese artist Yan Wang Preston has photographed the entire 6,211km Yangtze River in China at precise 100km intervals, using a large-format plate camera.
The river starts at 5,400 meters into the uninhabited zones on the Tibetan Plateau. It then traverses through China over three geological steps before joining the East China Sea at Shanghai. Its vastness in both geology and geography made the Mother River project a modern adventure as well as a personal pilgrimage. Through photographing the entire river at precise 100km intervals, Preston found fresh views at vernacular sites.
Hatje Cantz, 2018
h270 x w330 mm
63 colour photographs
Texts by Jem Southam and Liz Wells
Mother River Yan Wang Preston 2018 Hatje Cantz
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