La Chine au tournant du siècle (1982-2018)

from Jean-Benoît Zimmermann

format 20 x 24 - 100 pages

Price : 20,00 €

Jean-Benoît Zimmermann visited China four times, from 1982 to 2018. During his first stay, China was at the dawn of a new major turning point that would profoundly change its entry into the twenty-first century. Deng Xiaoping had just implemented the policy of opening up to technology and foreign capital. What Chinese leaders called globalization, not to use the term capitalism, would profoundly upset the country's economy, its urban planning, its social structure and even the daily life of its inhabitants.

The images of 1982 bear witness to a China that no longer exists. The children of the time are the adults of today. The children of today, the adults of tomorrow, have not known this China which shaped their parents and grandparents. Their vision of the world is much more turned towards a global world and international standards of life.

By confronting the photographs collected during his various stays, Jean-Benoît Zimmermann tells in the course of this book how the traveler who he is can understand what has remained and what has changed in the daily life of the Chinese.

The book is organized into five main parts: Childhood, Leisure, Mobility, Work, Portraits, each introduced by a short text.

 

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V É L O

Jean-Benoît Zimmermann

"In Paris by bike, we overpass cars, by bike in Paris, we overpass taxis," sang Joe Dassin in 1972. That same year, the first "bike ride demonstration" took place in Paris on April 22 with the slogan " oil we do not care, energy is us.

Yet at that time, in many big cities, riding a bicycle was sometimes a feat. Only Strasbourg, Amsterdam and a few other cities had long since converted, as did many working or rural towns, to the use of bicycles as a means of daily transportation.

Today, as the practice of cycling becomes more widespread, the bikes presented in this book become characters in themselves, emancipate themselves from humans who use them, take care of them or sometimes mistreat them. Proud, funny or moving, they tell their thousand and one ways, around the world, to find their place, in our daily lives

Texts from photographer, sociologist, writers, philosophers, sportsmen, activists or simple users of bike accompany this beautiful photographic work.

Jean-Benoît Zimmermann lives and works between Marseille and Paris.

"Vélo" is one of his favorite photographic themes.

http://jeanbezim.com

118 pages, 136 photographies, introduction and 8 texts of authors

format 13 x 19

Price : 13,00 €

ISBN 978-2-9563898-1-1

 

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"Des Gens", it is also a book !

 

Size 19 x 13 cm  -  118 pages 

82 photos, B&W and colors

13 €

 

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