Zhao Renhui’s THE GREAT PRETENDERS is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Book Title: The Great Pretenders

Photographer/s: Zhao Renhui

Place of publication: Singapore

Year of publication: 2011

Publisher: The Institute Of Critical Zoologists

Language: English, Japanese

Dimensions of book: 280 x 210 mm

Edition size: 500

Binding, paper & printing details: Soft cover, saddle stitch, staple bound, colour offset prints on uncoated paper.

Number of pages: 44

Number of pictures: 14

Editor: Kawasato Nobuhiro & Chia Hui Ting

Retail price: $25 SGD

Where to buy: Order Online or Via email

Summary of project:

The Great Pretenders looks at a system of resemblances and mimicry through the winners of a recent Leaf Insect Competition where scientists breed and compete their lea insects against one another. For more than fifty years, the Leaf Insect Study Group from the The Institute Of Critical Zoologists have been producing a quarterly journal documenting their research on these camouflage insects. This installation is a compilation of images, documents and paraphernalia looking at the recent history of the Lead Insect Study Group.”

Zhao Renhui