Mother River by Yan Wang Preston (signed)


Mother River is a four-year project (2010-2014) for which the British-Chinese photographer Yan Wang Preston (*1976) photographed the entire 6,211km Yangtze River at precise 100km intervals with a large-format film camera.


As China’s ‘Mother River’, the Yangtze is usually celebrated by idealistic images of iconic places. With Mother River, Yan Wang Preston conceptually undermines the deep-seated preference towards certain river places and their landscape representations.



27.5 cm x 33 cm

160 pages


Hatje Cantz 2018

ISBN: 978-3-7757-4447-8

2 in stock