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Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer


China China
Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer
Hatje Cantz
English, Chinese and German

Foreword by Jonathan Watts.


160 Pages
250 x 365 mm
ISBN 9783775733366


En route in China, where the social differences are as vast as the country itself.

Swiss photographers Monika Fischer and Mathias Braschler  decided to take one portrait every day on their thirty-thousand-kilometer journey across China. Most of the time they did not know whom they would meet, and so along the way they created an astonishing, kaleidoscopic view of the country’s diverse population, a cross-section of all of society’s classes, ethnicities, and age groups. Their series of documentary photos shows both the winners and losers emerging from the overwhelming changes in the enormous country: the farmer who lives just a couple of kilometers away from the Chinese space center but still plows his small farm with a team of water buffalos; the filthy-rich owner of a yacht club, posing casually in front of his purple Lamborghini; or the little girl from the traveling circus, standing on the table that serves as her stage. Braschler and Fischer give them names, describe their stories, and maintain their dignity.

About the Artist
Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer began collaberating together in 2003. Since them they have collaborated in elaborate projects documenting people and culture of all backgrounds. They have won the Word Press Photo Award, And have been published and exhibited through the USA.
About the Publisher 

Hatje Cantz is a German book publisher specialising in photography, art, architecture and design. It was established in 1945 by Gerd Hatje and has offices in Stuttgart and Berlin. Hatje Cantz Verlag has a backlist of nearly 800 titles.

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