China Slides Zine
This zine, published by Cafe Royal, exhibits the photographs by Craig Atkinson. It is 64 pages long, and measures 5.5x8". It is digitally printed in black and white and numbered in an edition of 100.
A narrative created from found slides of American tourists visiting the recently open-to-tourists China (late 1970s). The photographer is unknown. The images have been scanned, selected and edited. My interest in this particular set of slides is the ’new’ importance of the opening up of China in terms of trade, finance and sociological behavior. This book (and future titles in the series) document part of an important international ’shift’. From an ongoing series of ’found’ books. This publication is part of the Tate Gallery special collection.