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
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.
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 in Beijing, Tianjin, Xin Jiang, Shanghai, Shangri-La, Kunming, Hong Kong and Macau, The Dragon Wakes 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
Professional photographer & Artist
I'm a professional photographer and artist. I've worked and lived around the world, spending most of my adult life on the run from conformity and routine; it's a lifestyle that lends itself well to exploring this vast Earth we call home. This virtual place is home to some of my latest work and acts as a portal for business and workshop clients.