Archive: Nadav Kander
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This city has never appeared on any official maps

Nadav Kander - The Polygon Nuclear Test Site I (after the event), Kazakhstan, 2011
Nadav KanderThe Polygon Nuclear Test Site I (after the event), Kazakhstan, 2011

If it were possible to take a picture of the entire earth’s surface, the mosaic of human co-existence would be a sight to behold. Some areas are military grounds, mining cities or tourist destinations while others are education hubs just to mention a few. It is hard to appreciate that in the midst of all that are secrets as deep as the mystery of death. In the Dust series, as created by Nadav Kander’s, images of crows illuminated against the light of the moon in the darkness symbolizes how difficult it is to hide the truth. These images appear in the first three spreads, perhaps to prepare one’s mind to the secrets about to be uncovered.

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3 years taking photos of China’s longest river

3 years taking photos of China’s longest river

Nadav Kander - Chongqing I, Chongqing Municipality
Nadav KanderChongqing I, Chongqing Municipality

These two videos have Nadav Kander (1961) commenting on his famous Yangtze – The Long River series and deliver an interesting insight on his opinions on the purpose of photography, the rapid change of China, his own identity and more.

For his Yangtze photos Kander came to China several times in 2005 to 2007, visited 186 cities and traveled along the world’s third largest river, from the spring in the Himalaya to the mouth. Humans are usually just portrayed as small figures next to a gigantic setting, either of the river itself or one of the numerous construction projects. The Chinese people shown are often merely victims of the unstoppable change that is flowing through China with an enormous force, comparable to that of the Yangtze river. Old, traditional buildings and housing boats are replaced by gigantic anonymous buildings, reducing the human to the role of a spectator rather than a maker.

Nadav Kander - Chongqing III, Chongqing Municipality
Nadav KanderChongqing III, Chongqing Municipality

Nadav Kander - Chongqing VI - Chongqing Municipality, 2006
Nadav KanderChongqing VI (Sunday Afternoon), Chongqing Municipality, 2006

Nadav Kander - Chongqing XI, Chongqing Municipality, 2007
Nadav KanderChongqing XI, Chongqing Municipality, 2007

Nadav Kander – Chongqing IV (Sunday Picnic), Chongqing Municipality, 2006
Nadav KanderChongqing IV (Sunday Picnic), Chongqing Municipality, 2006

Nadav Kander - Bathers, Yibin, Sichuan, 2007
Nadav KanderBathers, Yibin, Sichuan, 2007

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