China after Mao


‘Hundreds of professional photographers equipped with expensive ca-meras have passed through China taking tens of thousands of photo-graphs. The largest part of these photographs, however, has rendered only “postcard” images, in no way differing from the stereotypes of official propaganda. The photographs of Liu, instead, depart from this “cliché” and present a China as it really is, with love, sincerity and intellectual courage. A child of his country, and able to speak three dialects of the chinese language, Liu has portrayed China in all its aspects. For about two years (1979-80) he photographed his country for “Ti-me”, and since then he has been a precious “trait d’union” between China and the west. Tiziano Terzani, correspondent for the German weekly “Der Spiegel” in China between 1980 and 1984, has written; “Of all that has been written about the post-Mao period by the small group of western jour-nalists which was allowed to live in Peking, the testimony of Liu re-mains one of the most penetrating. In his narration there is everything”. The exhibition organized by the Meeting proposes 90 photographs, and is on display at the Azienda di Promozione Turistica (Rimini, Marina Cen-tro).’


22 Agosto 1987 - 29 Agosto 1987


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