Piv­otal Pic­tures

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The Mai­son de la Chine is pre­sent­ing a se­lec­tion of pho­tographs of China by Thierry Jadot taken dur­ing one of the coun­try’s most piv­otal pe­ri­ods, from 1987 to 1989. En­ti­tled China, the Fer­vent Years, the pic­tures on dis­play of­fer a dis­cov­ery into the coun­try’s cities, the onechild pol­icy, the bi­cy­cles, the mi­nori­ties and the im­mense wealth of a coun­try that at the time was slowly open­ing up to tourism. Thierry Jadot ar­rived in China to teach in 1987 and trav­elled through­out the coun­try and dur­ing his ten­ure there en­coun­tered the Chi­nese peo­ple and the coun­try’s di­verse, im­mense land­scapes. The pho­tographs, both black and white and in colour, are marked by their can­dour and spon­tane­ity taken in this China that through the poli­cies of Deng Xiaop­ing was open­ing up eco­nom­i­cally as well. Show­ing through to April 7th 76 rue Bon­a­parte (6th), 01 45 51 95 00

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