Blind Dogs, Fallen Men Zine
This zine, published by Cafe Royal, exhibits the photographs by Aram Tanis. It is 28 pages long, and measures 5.5x8". It is digitally printed in black and white and numbered in an edition of 100.
Wandering along the streets of China’s ever expanding cities, along the vast construction sites, the dirty sweatshops, the shopping malls, the markets and the provisional dwellings of migrants in the cellars of enormous apartment blocks, Aram Tanis focuses on aspects of daily urban life that often escape the eye.
China as mapped by Aram Tanis stands in strong opposition to the image of China advocated commercial advertising. If the enormous billboards speak of happy shiny family life, these photographs are about solitude and loss. Tanis pictures do not reflect the glamour of success that came along with the 2008 Olympics, but the greyish light of the dirty skies over a harsh metropolis.