Night photography in China: Greg Girard

Neighborhood Demolition, Fangbang Lu, 2006 -- by Greg Girard
Neighborhood Demolition, Fangbang Lu, 2006 -- by Greg Girard

Just got an email from photo-eye newsletter featuring a new book called In the Near Distance by photographer Greg Girard. The book chronicles his wanderings from 1973-1986, and reportedly features quite a bit of night photography shot on color slide film. Last year In the Near Distance was featured on Conscientious. I've just requested his 2007 book Phantom Shanghai from the library. Greg Girard's website features a beautiful gallery from this body of work, mostly shot at night. I own a well used copy of the book City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon City, which chronicles four years of Girard and Ian Lambot's explorations of the mindblowing walled city area of Hong Kong that was demolished in 1992. I'll also be on the lookout for Girard's recent book Hanoi Calling. In 2008 he shot a story for National Geographic on the architecture of Beijing. There is also a 24-minute documentary video about Greg Girard available to watch on Amazon for $2.99 (there is a free 2-minute preview).

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