21st century sentiments in photography
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leanmedia.org — Modes Vu’s lean approach to art photography publishing (2017-03-10)
Photos Capture the Rise of a Carefully Crafted Chinese Celebrity (Hyperallergic.com)
The name of Chinese actress and pop singer Fan Bingbing has been cropping up more and more frequently in the headlines of Western news publications — including making Forbes’s annual list of highest paid actresses last year. But just not long ago the 33-year-old’s fame was largely confined to her native country, and the acceleration of her status to national icon is captured in FAN, a photo book by the Oakland-based photographer Rian Dundon, released by Modes Vu.
Photos Of A Famous Actress Caught With Her Guard Down (FastCoDesign)
Rian Dundon took the job of English tutor for Chinese megastar Fan Bingbing with one stipulation: that he get full access to photograph her.
Inside the Life of China’s Most Famous Actress (TIME)
It was 2008 when Californian photographer Rian Dundon, while working as a freelance editorial photographer in Beijing, learned about an unexpected job opportunity: tutor Chinese actress and pop singer, Fan Bingbing.