Jenny Krasner (born in New York City) is a photographer and mixed media artist. After travelling across Europe, America and Southeast Asia, she embarked upon a journey to visit China.
In 2005, 2008, and 2012, she visited a great numbers of places across the country — Beijing, Guangzhou, Guilin, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xi’an, the Yangtze River — following her hunger for collecting images and objects. Although proceeding from a spontaneous desire to document without preconceived ideas, her photographs disclose an in depth observation of China’s contemporary circumstances, its colors, its popular activities and objects, its urban and rural contrasts among other multiple contradictions.
Her photographs pay a great deal of attention to details, composition, texture, and are frequently accompanied by her personal writings. These images ultimately become her own sensibility, her own story. Below is a panorama of her insightful visual comments on China taken throughout her three journeys.
For more of this artist’s work, check out her website.
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