"On a bridge in Guangzhou, Daniel Traub encountered a Chinese photographer who specialized in taking portraits of Africans living in the city. Intrigued by this surreal combination, he photographed the surrounding streets and activity. In the book, he added folios of the portraits taken by Wu Yong Fu and Zeng Xian Fang, his collaborator. This, together with an interview with the photographers, contributes to one of the most surprising and engaging books of the year." Martin Parr
"Traub's collaborative project transcends the traditional documentary essay by presenting multiple perspectives, moving back and forth from his own recordings of city life to portraits taken by two local photographers who have given Traub permission to publish their work. The effect is, to some extent, a work of self-documentation by the African community as it interacts with a key segment of the Chinese population-migrant workers who also recently relocated from elsewhere in China and are struggling to find a place for themselves in a dramatically changing China." Lesley A. Martin, Aperture
UPCOMING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
Ivorypress Space, exhibition of Little North Road limited edition book and prints along with Paris-Photo/Aperture Foundation award short-listed books, November 28 - January 19, 2016, Comandante Zorita 48, Madrid, Spain.
Little North Road, along with all of the short-listed books for Paris-Photo/Aperture Foundation award, will be profiled in The PhotoBook Review - issue 011 - and exhibited at Paris Photo, November 10-13 and Aperture Gallery in New York, December 10, 2016 – Feb 2, 2017.
Images and video from Little North Road on view at SF Camerawork and Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco, CA through April 16th.
Asia Society book launch, artist talk and panel discussion that took place on April 11th, 2016 is available online: http://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/chinafile-presents-africa-china