In Coastline series (2009-2013), Zhang travelled the 18,000 kilometres of coastline of China to photograph the ordinary people’s circumstances in the most developed areas of China. His images of seaside landscape are often infiltrated with bizarre artificial objects or constructions, with people performing different types of random activities. Zhang received The Photography Talent Awards (France) in 2010, the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie in 2011 and the second Hou Dengke Documentary Photography Award in 2009 with this series.
About Zhang Xiao 张晓
Chinese, b. 1981, Yantai, Shandong Province, China, based in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China