"There is something strongly and spontaneously filmic about Chen Zhixian’s visual writing and direct 'snap-shooting' style. The un-cropped pictures by Chen Zhixian presented here — or less than three a year on the average — are culled from tens of thousands of frames in various formats. They constitute an extraordinary and vivid documentation of China’s recent transformation into a major economic and cultural powerhouse. They also illustrate how photography remains such a relevant and powerful tool in the observation and understanding of history. Especially when recorded with great passion."
— Robert Pledge
Medium: Pigment Print
Dimensions: (1) 60×90cm (2) 90×135cm
Editions: (1) 10 (2) 6
Chen Zhixian (b. 1954, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China)
Chen is currently living in Shanghai.
2016 "The Square 1985-2016", China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2016 "The Square 1985-2016", Inter Art Center & Gallery, Beijing
Publications and Awards: 2016 Chen Zhixian won the Outstanding Photographer Award, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China