Thousands of visitors will come to London Art Fair 2010, the largest showcase of contemporary art in the UK. Hundred of galleries take part from around the world to represent their favorite artists.
Award winning photographer Polly Braden presents a glimpse of her new book ‘China Between’ to be published in the spring. For the past two years she has been documenting the lives of everyday people from across China.
[Polly Braden, Award Winning Photographer]:
“I find that most of the photography that comes from China is the sort of epic, the grand, or the very poor, or the Yangse Dam. Or the thousand of workers all lined up all exactly the same. And my experience of China is completely different to that. My experience of China is about being on the street. It's about being a woman. It's about being a person trying to get on with my everyday life. That’s why I really wanted to go and try and photograph the people as they are, going through their lives and not the epic. So I hope it will be a new way for Western people to look at China.”
Belgium photographer Vincent Fournier has turned his eye instead to space and the people who gaze at the unknown. Fournier has been documenting observatories and space centers from around the world. He visited the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, the Guiana Space Center and the Atacama Desert Observatories in Chile.
London Art Fair runs until Sunday 17th.
NTD News, London.