A Second History, Lynn Valley 7 by Zhang Dali

Published by Bywater Bros. Editions & Presentation House Gallery (2012)
136 Pages, 24 x 16.5 cm, Paperback, Edition of 1,000
ISBN: 978-0-920293-86-7

In his book A Second History, Beijing-based artist, Zhang Dali, examines the widespread use of photographic manipulation carried out by the Chinese government during the regime of Mao Tse-tung (1949–76). Using a compare and contrast format this artist book presents a chronological sequence of original, unmodified images together with their doctored doppelgängers which were manipulated in party-run, photo labs in the 50s, 60s and 70s for the Chinese propaganda market.