Quanshen / 全身

Issue 8 of Amc2 features a selection of full-length portraits, some black & white and others hand-coloured, made in Chinese studios between the 1930s and the 1980s. This serendipitous reunion of 60 anonymous portraits reveals – through the dress codes and behavioural mores they present – fragments of the history of Chinese society and ideology.

Fan sampler in a PVC box
Dimensions: 19,30 x 66 cm
68 pages
Publication date: November 2013
Publisher: Archive of Modern Conflict
Design: Mei Shuzhi
ISSN 2048-4135

Selected as one of the Photo-Eye Best Books, 2013


Video by German Cheuk / Salt Yard