Dege: Impressions

( 印象德格 )


Fully illustrated with b/w & color photos. Text in English and Chinese.
Since 2003, photographer Jin Ping has been aiming his camera at the vanishing traditional handicraft in the west of China. In the past few years, he has toured all over Sichuan, Yunan and Guizhou, shooting the traditional manual process of making brown sugar, paper, wine and pottery. Among all those topics, Jin has a special attachment to paper made with folk crafts, and has visited numerous places in regions of ethnic minorities and documented by photographing their traditional art and craft of paper making, to which he adds new significance by perfectly merging it with modern digit imaging.

In 2004 when shooting in the Dege Sutra Pringing House in Ganze, Sichuan province, he started printing the photographs depicting the process of paper making and sutra printing at the printing house with the very Tibetan paper used for printing the sutra. In addition to that, Jin has also photographed the paper making techniques of the Chines ethnic groups of Dai, Miao, Bai, Naxi and Han, and printed the photo images of the paper making process on their respective traditional paper.

Different cultures, making techniques and raw materials lead to varied images, but all with strong visual expressiveness. That's the unique, stylistic imaging art in its original ecology Jin Ping has brought us.

This album Dege: Impressions is a reconstruction of the whole process of paper making, block carving and stura printing at the Dege Sutra Printing House and Dege's religious and cultural arts in all its richness and variety. The piety, dignity, simplicity and texture expressed in Jin Ping's works are translated into an almost feeling of the soul.

  • New Hardcover 29*23.5 cm, 135 pp.


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Condition: New
ISBN: 9787541031984
Shipping Weight: 3lbs
Published: 2007

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