Zhang Xiao’s THEY is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


Title: They

Photographer: Zhang Xiao

Date of publication:  2012

Place of publication: Beijing, China

Language: Chinese/English

Dimensions of book: 18.5 x 26cm

Edition size: 500

Number of pages: 64

Number of images: 54

Cover, Type of binding: Clothbound Hardcover

Type of printing: 4c

Type of paper: Peibo New Beauty

Printer: Beijing QL-Art Printing Co. Ltd.

Publisher:  Jia Za Zhi Press

Publication designer: Yuan Di

Publication editor: Yaun Di

Retail price: US $35

“This is not a real world, though I like them. In a moment they surpass themselves in realist just like sleepwalking. I seldom talked to them when I shot them, or only made eye contact with them. Most of the time, I pressed the shutter quickly with the dazzling flash shooting at right angles. When they awoke and stared at me, I already had left, in a hurry because I didn’t dare look into their eyes. I escaped, just like escaping from myself in the mirror.” – Zhang Xiao.