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Polaroids from the Middle Kingdom

Old and New World Visions of China
by Lukas Birk
Glitterati Inc

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Pub Date: 2014
Format: Hardback with color illus.
Pages: 127 pp.
Size: 15.25 x 12.25 inches

ISBN: 9780988174566
TB Code: 1907012
Availability: 396 in stock

Represents a true photographic pioneer; Birk's medium is inventive and predates the contrived nostalgia of contemporary apps and filters. This innovative collection of images is a standout in the travel photography genre Upon relocating to Beijing, photographer Lukas Birk attempts to escape the sense of stagnation that plagued him in his central European home. He encounters a group of like-minded young creatives who share his sentiment of "nostalgia teetering on the edge of melancholy." Hoping to express that feeling, Birk discovers his father's collection of expired Polaroid film. With Birk's medium acting as a metaphor for the transformation of modern China - its rapid development and the void of nostalgia left behind.