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by Dinu Li

  • Author: Dinu Li
  • ISBN: 1904587410
  • ISBN13: 978-1904587415
  • ePub: 1916 kb | FB2: 1285 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Photography & Video
  • Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing (November 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 96
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 469
  • Format: azw lit lrf docx
The Mother Of All Journeys ePub download

Dinu Li traces his family’s journey from rural China. And so began the artist's journey: Dinu Li and his mother, side by side, piecing together recollections and places of the past with their present day realities

Dinu Li traces his family’s journey from rural China. And so began the artist's journey: Dinu Li and his mother, side by side, piecing together recollections and places of the past with their present day realities. Like paging through their family album, we are drawn into his mother's life story as they retrace her steps from China to Hong Kong to England.

Inspired by the memories of Li’s mother, the story is told through photographs, personal recollections, and family snapshots. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound.

Li collaborated with his mother, using each other’s recollections as starting points and comparing the actual with the images . Aided by family snapshots and Li’s mother’s narration, The Mother of All Journeys triggers a sense of repetition and nostalgia, invoking glimpses of the times we live in.

Li collaborated with his mother, using each other’s recollections as starting points and comparing the actual with the images lodged in their minds. Li’s photographs tease out fragmented moments in time, charting rural traditions from 1920s China and the communist ideologies of the late 1940s.

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Dinu Li (born 1965) is a Hong Kong/British photographer and multimedia artist

Dinu Li (born 1965) is a Hong Kong/British photographer and multimedia artist. He has had solo exhibitions across the UK, and his work has been exhibited internationally, including Italy, Romania, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, China, Uzbekistan and Korea. His publication The Mother of All Journeys was shortlisted for the 2007 Rencontres d'Arles Photobook Award.

Photographer Dinu Li re-traces the steps of his mother& life travels from China to Hong Kong to England. My fingers lingered over the fabric cover as I pulled the book out of a pile

Photographer Dinu Li re-traces the steps of his mother& life travels from China to Hong Kong to England. This family history is told through a deft mixture of old family photos, oral history, and new photos of the places that were significant in her past, but shown as they are today. My fingers lingered over the fabric cover as I pulled the book out of a pile. On the cover, the eyes of a family in an old black-and-white family photo peered out, superimposed on top of a modern color image of the same photo studio

In 2007, Li published a major monograph of his work The Mother of All Journeys (Dewi Lewis Publishing), and was short-listed in the same year for the Contemporary Book Award at the Rencontres d'Arles Awards. He is an ArtSway Associate.

In 2007, Li published a major monograph of his work The Mother of All Journeys (Dewi Lewis Publishing), and was short-listed in the same year for the Contemporary Book Award at the Rencontres d'Arles Awards. YouTube Encyclopedic.

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This is a journey from China to England; it is a reflection on identity and the passage of time. Dinu Li traces his family’s journey from rural China, via Hong Kong, to the industrial north of England. Inspired by the memories of Li’s mother, the story is told through photographs, personal recollections, and family snapshots.

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I just came across the above review, rightly giving this book a favorable review, yet giving it only 3 stars. I do not have that much to add to the above lensculture.com review, but I DO want to say that out of my extensive collection of carefully chosen photography books, this is the one I turn to over and over again. Part of it has to do with my own obsession with my family's old snapshots, and because--like Dinu Li--my family also emigrated from Asia. I look at Mr. Li's book and it taps a well of personal emotions, even though they are not my family's snapshots that I am seeing. I have shown this book to fellow photographers and photography fans, and they, too, seem to contemplate their own family histories while looking through these hints of someone else's past and present. I hope that my 5 stars helps to bring about the well-deserved attention that this book deserves.

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My fingers lingered over the fabric cover as I pulled the book out of a pile. On the cover, the eyes of a family in an old black-and-white family photo peered out, superimposed on top of a modern color image of the same photo studio. Flipping through the pages I realized that this is much more than a book of random family scrapbook images. This is a deliberate re-construction of one immigrant's personal history -- and a meditation on the interplay of photography, time, distance, and memory.

The text begins: "One winter's day in 2001, I was helping my mother clean her house. I busied myself with the dusting and vacuuming, working my way through the house. By the time I got to her bedroom, I found my mother going through her belongings: family snapshots, letters, an assortment of pocket-sized calendars, old diaries, scraps of paper with dates and notes written on them. It occurred to me that although she and my father lived in a reasonably sized house, she had very few material things. Apart from half a wardrobe of clothes and shoes, it seemed that most of her treasures could fit in a biscuit tin. With so few belongings, I wondered if perhaps the things most important to her were stored inside her head?"

And so began the artist's journey: Dinu Li and his mother, side by side, piecing together recollections and places of the past with their present day realities. Like paging through their family album, we are drawn into his mother's life story as they retrace her steps from China to Hong Kong to England.

The story opens like a film. A flight over the snowy mountaintops of China. Fade into a woman gazing out a window. Gauzy curtains fall over his mother like a thin veil of dust in the rooms of her past. With time, would we even recognize the places of our past? Would we choose to keep the memory, distorted over time, of these places, or would we risk going back to question everything we think we know? Where is the truth? In the photo or in the memory? Has the photograph become our memory and the stories of our lives become built around the pages of our family photo albums?

A mix of present and past, Dinu Li combines family photos, his mother's recollections, and images of the places they revisit as they actually are now. Weathered old family photos, reproduced in their original sizes, juxtaposed against the super-saturated colors of the rooms of her past, decayed with time, keep the reader in a limbo somewhere between then and now. The recent photos tell a story of China's changing landscape over time. Just as our memory shifts so does the land around us. We have the images and the anecdotal details to imagine what her life must have been like. And we also see the life that continued in those places after she had left.

Li succeeds in recapturing the intimate story of his mother's life as she migrated from China to England, which is at the same time part of his own story. He is a first-generation Chinese-English man rediscovering, perhaps even creating, his past, through the snapshots and oral history of his mother. He tells a universal story of a daughter, a wife, and a mother, as seen through the eyes of her son. A rare story of Chinese heritage that will leave you with more questions than answers -- and perhaps encourage you to blow the dust off the pages of your own family album.

-- Colleen Leonard, contributer, LensCulture.com
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