THE DRAGON WAKES
Four Corners of China – Three generations of change – Two Battered Nikons – One Photographer
Barnaby Jaco Skinner LRPS
Tianjin May 2015 – Brighton July 2015 – Vienna September 2015
All images copyright Barnaby Jaco Skinner
10 discrete images sets composed of over 50 original award-winning pictures, a modern collection depicting China in it’s current state. Covering topics from ancient history through industrialization and the environment, this exhibition aims to educate as well as amaze. With a core message of ‘where too next?’ The Dragon Wakes assembles an introduction to the people, landscapes, government strongholds and secret backstreets of this Asian powerhouse.
China – A day in the life sets out to explore often under-exposed realities in the lives of the People’s Republic of China.
Shot over four years (2011 to 2015) in all four corners of the global powerhouse, the subject matter edges towards portraits of the under privileged and ethnic minority, those whom are not on traditional tourist routes, often taking inspiration from the ideology of China’s struggle through harder times and on to the global stage. Shot primarily in Beijing, Tianjin, Kashgar, Hotan, Shanghai, Shangri-La, Kunming, Hong Kong and Macau, China – A day in the life explores often sobering realities behind China’s global rise to fame, interacting with citizens whose ancestors helped galvanize a modern China, yet who rarely travel further than the borders of their home province.Barnaby Jaco Skinner