Exhibition at MAGNET @ Docklands
THE WEATHER IS DIFFERENT A FEW MILES AWAY.
Yi People, China.
Photography by Michael Coyne
Fascinated by the old-worldliness of the Yi People, an ethnic group who inhibited a part of China, predominantly in the Yunan and Sichuan provinces. Michael Coyne made a series of portraits of village people he encountered.
Michael decided to use the Holga pinhole camera because it makes photographs that could have been taken back in the dawn of the photographic age - and this, he says, is so appropriate for portraits of the Yi people who live both in the modern age and also in an ancient timelessness.
Gallery opening hours:
Thursday to Sunday : 1 pm to 5 pm