The idea of this project came to me while reading the novel River of the North by Zhang Chengzhi. Once I started, the current of reality submerged my spirit. The river which previously was the source of so many myths no longer existed. Its future does not remain less radiant, in the image of this immense country with its thousands of years of history. This weak moan will soon be drowned by cries of joy; we would be wrong to not be optimistic.
Chinese photographer, Zhang Kechun, approaches his subject, the Yellow River, from a haunting distance. However, the quiet beauty of his images conceal the river's devastation. Changes to the weather have brought extreme flooding and drought, and moderniz