Traveling and wandering across China over a five years period, John Bernhard captured images that reveal an intimate, almost surreal portrait of a China in transition. Bernhard’s photographs, with their subtle softness and diffused lighting, bring out a delicate dreamlike beauty that is profoundly engaging. There are two series of color and black and white images in this book, along with a personal introduction by John Bernhard.
"My challenge as a photographer was to develop a personal point of view. In recording my experiences and emotions of China’s new history in the making,
I captured still images which indicate a movement through time. They show work, leisure, consumerism, solitude, alienation and redemption and emphasize people interaction with themselves and their environment."
Produced in a hardcover clothbound & dust jacket with 120 pages, 43 color plates and 43 duotones, 8”x10".
Published by Elite Editions / 2008