We are delighted to invite you to the upcoming AFRASO Lecture: "Little North Road" by Daniel Traub (New York).
The lecture will take place on October, 26th in room HZ 14 (Hörsaalzentrum, Campus Westend) from 4 pm - 6 pm.
Little North Road is a photographic collaboration that looks at a pedestrian bridge in the middle of Guangzhou. The bridge serves as a symbolic gateway into China from Africa. At the heart of this project is a selection of images collected from two Chinese itinerant portrait photographers, Wu Yong Fu and Zeng Xian Fang. Equipped with digital cameras, they have made a living making portraits for Africans and other groups who wanted a memento of their time in China. Daniel Traub’s photographs on the bridge and immediate vicinity explore the broader dynamics of the area and provide a context through which to see these portraits.
The project encompasses a book, a short film, website and a traveling exhibition.
Traub is also available to give an artists talk on the project which includes images and the short film.
Daniel Traub, born 1971, is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker, originally from Philadelphia. Traub, whose mother is Chinese, lived in China from 1998 to 2007, working as a cinematographer on documentary films. He was also engaged in long-term photographic projects, including Simplified Characters, a series of street pictures that explore the vast changes at the beginning of the 21st century in urban China, as well as the series Peripheries, which looks at the landscape at the outskirts of several major Chinese cities. His photographs have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Slought Foundation in Philadelphia and the Lianzhou photo festival in China. His work can be found in public and private collections, such as the Margulies Collection at the WAREhOUSE and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work has also appeared in publications including Aperture, European Photography and The New York Times Magazine. Traub has published two monograph with Kehrer Verlag: North Philadelphia (2014) and Little North Road (2015). More of his work can be seen at danieltraub.net and itinerantpictures.com.