Chinese days

China 85/07 , Koen Wessing and Catherine Vuylsteke (Voetnoot Publishers, 2009)

Photo book on Koen Wessings travels to China, with an introduction by Catherine Vuylsteke.
Dutch photographer Koen Wessing (1942-2009) visited China four times for a number of weeks, first in 1985 and 1986, then in 2006 and 2007. He went to Shanghai, Beijing, Datong, Chongqing, Tibet and Kashgar. ‘China 85/07 contains pictures of all these voyages, some 103 black and white images.
Koen Wessing had an eye for the disadvantaged, the common man that he had recognized so clearly in Catherine Vuylsteke first book on China. Therefore he wanted her to take part in this project…