Bettina Rheims & Serge Bramly - Shanghaï - Editions Robert-Laffont 2003
Shanghai - boomtown in a giant empire, city full of dynamism and stubbornness. People in the Chinese metropolis no longer want to be dictated their way of being and living. Bettina Rheims, french photographer, visited and portrayed them: young girls confidently showing off their bodies, dancing couples, women in beauty contests and in the midst of their lives. Serge Bramly tells the stories beyond the pictures in his informative accompanying texts. He provides insights into the anti-body and anti-pleasure mentality still permeated by communism - it is only against this background that it becomes clear how much the fabric of Chinese society, based on countless prohibitions, is in flux. Shanghai shows young women living out their personalities and thus documents nothing less than a revolution.
Editions Robert-Laffont - 2003
246p - FR - 33.5x29cm - hardcover - first edition - good condition