Nadav Kander: The long river.
In order to complete this project, Kander, now 50, went to The Middle Kingdom five times on a period of three years. His aim – in his own words – was to show “ a naked China”. This study of an ever-growing, ever-changing country would eventually lead him to win the Prix Pictet Award in 2009.
Most impressive are the statistics associated with the river – Longest in the world, with 450 million souls living on its banks – 1 person out of 18 people in the world happens to live on the banks of the Yangtze.
Yet, for most, his photographs rarely show humans – Rather, Kander depicts a lost, ghostly land, creating a contemplative and quiet atmosphere.
Nadav Kander, “Yangtze- The Long River”, November 1-December 22, 2012, Edwynn Hook Gallery, Stockerstrasse 33, 8002, Zurich, Switzerland.