Chen Chunlin’s LESSONS LEARNED IN ONE DAY is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Book Title: Lessons Learned in One Day

Photographer/s: Chen Chunlin

Place of publication: Shanghai, China

Year of publication: 2008

Publisher: m97 Gallery

Language: Chinese, English

Dimensions of book: 170 x 185 mm

Binding, paper & printing details: Perfect bound, Offset prints

Number of pages:106

Designer: m97 Gallery Shanghai

Summary of project:

Back in 2003, after having spent an entire day taking portraits in a wide lane in Chengdu, I decided to name this series “Lessons Learned in One Day”. My intention with this work was to analyze modern society through photographs taken in one-day’s work. One day might seem short, but inspired by the Buddhist belief behind William Blake’s poem A Grain Of Sand (“To see a world in a grain of sand, / And heaven in a wild flower), I thought that one day of photographing will hold both certainties and coincidences.”

Chen Chulin