Graduation Speech Leeds

Last month Thijs addressed the graduates from Leeds College of Art on how to get out of bed, make work, and show it to the world. Here's the speech in full (20 minutes).


Upcoming group shows

Shanghai Forest is included in the group show Harmony and Transition at the Marta Herford Museum in Germany (20 June - 4 October 2015). Later this year Empty Bottles will be on show at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (18 September 2015 - 3 January 2016).


Books are here... Finally!

At last, the book has arrived! At nearly 4 kilos it's a fat baby indeed. The first copies can be ordered from Donlon Books in London (at £95 and signed). The Photographers' Gallery also has a few signed copies left at £100. In the Netherlands you can get your copy from PhotoQ (€130 until May 19 - after that copies will cost €150). The book is being distributed to other book stores as we speak so soon you should be able to flip through a copy at your local book shop.


Book launch at Donlon Books

Book launch of The Chinese Photobook at Donlon Books Broadway Market tonight. From 6:30 til 9. See you there!


TPG Instagram takeover

As part of The Chinese Photobook exhibition we co-curated for The Photographers' Gallery, we also took over their Instagram account. Each day we focus on one of the seven chapters of the Aperture book. Today is day 4: State Publishing: The Cultural Revolution and Beyond.