Pioneer of Chinese photography, Han Lei shoots the extras and bit players of our society’s dramas with empathy and humanity. Combining the absurdity of a Martin Parr with the raw timelessness of a Daidao Moryama, he makes the familiar strange and the strange familiar, finding the sublime in the mundane and ordinary within the extraordinary.
Han Lei was born in 1967 in Henan Province. His works have been shown at the Pingyao Photo Festival (2011), Kwangju Museum of Art (2007), Guangzhou Museum of Art (2005) Lianzhou Photography Festival (2006, 2007), Rome Photography Festival (2003, 2004, 2005) and the Prague International Museum (2003).
Han Lei : Photographs
Text : Maya Kovskaya
Format : 11,5x16,5cm