Arriving in China, most visitors turn into illiterate fools the moment they step off the airplane. Surrounded by signs written in an incomprehensible code, messages meant to guide, to inform, to convince or to sell become little more than abstract pictures. The photographs in this book were produced by one such illiterate as he wandered through a world of signs oblivious to their meaning. Selected from the thousands of pictures made while traveling through China, these pictures reflect the author’s interest in the transformation of image to text and back again.
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