China – A Portrait

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In 2006-7 photographic artist Catherine Croll travelled 40,000km solo across mainland China and Tibet by local bus, train and ferry to create a portfolio which captures a country and people in a period of rapid change.

Her images are of colourful, ever-changing diversity – from the bird markets of Kowloon to dust towns strung along the Old Silk Road, from isolated minorities clinging to their timeless ways in the backblocks of Yunnan to the frantic commercial dynamism of Shanghai, from the bustling Hutongs of Beijing to the serenity of monasteries of the Tibetan plateau.

Catherine Croll came to China on a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to research and document traditional cultural practices and their interface with changing, modern China.

This portfolio is the first in a series of publications to present her compelling and intriguing images of China in the 21st century.

Copies of the book are available from the artist. Catherine Croll can be contacted via mobile +61 419 427 002 or email.

All photographs are copyright Catherine Croll. For commercial use, Catherine can be contacted via mobile +61 419 427 002 or email.

Copies of the book are also available from:

Beijing
The Bookworm visit

Sydney
The Art Gallery of NSW view
The Museum of Contemporary Art view
Gleebooks view

Newcastle
Macleans Books view
Angus and Robertson view

Copies of the ‘China a Portrait’ are held in the:

National Library of Australia view
State Library of NSW view
University of Sydney Library view
Parliamentary Library – NSW Parliament view

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