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Photopaper 47 / 48
Luo Yang

Luo Yang

Luo YangPhotopaper
Issue 47 / 48
Luo Yang
Kasseler Fotografie Festival

Nominated by Mårten Lange.


16 Pages
210 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available


This is a collection of portraits of people in their twenties, who grew up during a time when China underwent enormous changes. They are photographs of men and women expressing their own identity, while also finding their place within a society where traditional expectations and gender roles are still dominant. Underlying tensions and ambivalent emotions lend friction to Luo’s images and deny a conclusive reading. Above all, her work is a testament to her subjects’ individuality.

About the Artist
Luo Yang (1984, Liaoning, China) is a photographer living and working in Shanghai and Beijing. Her work of the past decade has been focused on young women from different backgrounds in contemporary China. In 2012, she was pronounced by Ai Weiwei as one of the rising stars of Chinese photography. She was selected as one of BBC’s 100 most inspiring and influential women in 2018, and shortlisted for C/O Berlin Talent Award in 2019.

About the Journal
PHOTOPAPER is a new kind of monographic photo publication with  aa continuously changing editorial team of international experts. These guest editors name photographers or photographic projects which they would like to present to an international public. PHOTOPAPER features this work in single monographic issues of 16 or 32 pages. The main idea is to make high-quality printed photographic work accessible to as many people as possible by producing the final publication at a reasonable price. Therefore, the production process is reduced to a minimum while at the same time using high-end printing technology and a nice paper. Published on a quarterly basis.

About the Publisher

The Fotobookfestival Kassel is a charitable foundation that has been engaged with the artistic medium of the photobook and has presented it in all its facets, since 2008, in a festival program of international standing. The annual festival shows works by renowned artists and promotes established and emerging talents, publishers, designers, printers, curators and booksellers on an international platform. It was the first festival of its kind dedicated to the photographic book and has founded two novel book awards: The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD for the best photobook mock-up of the year has awarded emerging talents a complete photobook-production since 2010; the KASSEL PHOTOBOOK AWARD assembles the best photobooks of the previous year nominated by international experts in the field. Books entered for both awards are showcased regularly in travelling exhibitions at international festivals and photography events. These two awards are unique in their formats and have been role models for other international festivals and events.

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