Presented by Shanghai Center of Photography (SCoP), the exhibition “China: Grain to Pixel, 1980 to Today” is organized by Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture Radio Film & TV and China Cultural Center in Brussels. It will be open from August 24 to September 10, and will display 40 works from some of Chinese leading photographers and photographic artists can be known and admired by the public.
In China, the transition from grain to pixel, from film to digital photography, coincided with a period in which the medium emerged as a fully rounded form of expression. Through this time, the evolution of photography mirrored the profound social and economic transformation that was taking place, in particular from the 1980s, in the era of economic reform.
The exhibition begins with the moment when Chinese photographers began to turn the lens upon themselves, and travels forward to today, where photography enjoys a place in daily life like no other form of expression. Through this exhibition, a nuanced vision of Chinese society and creativity against the background of China’s own distinctive photographic endeavor can be perfectly presented.
Participating photographers (in alphabetical order):
Chen Man, Chilli, Stanley Fung, Han Lei, Huang Xiaoliang, Jiang Jian, Jiang Zhi, Kan Xuan, Li Jiahao, Li Lang, Li Nan, Li Qiang, Liu Heung Shing, Lu Yuanmin, Luo Dan, Maleonn, Muge, Song Chao, Sun Jun, Taca, Wang Qingsong, Wu Shankun, Yao Lu, Zhang Hai’er, Zhang Wei.
Monday to Friday
9.30AM – 6.00PM