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Emerging Chinese photographer Zhang Xiao’s award-winning series Coastline at Blindspot Gallery

HONG KONG.- Blindspot Gallery presents “Coastline” featuring emerging Chinese photographer Zhang Xiao’s award-­‐winning series Coastline that focuses on the continuous 18,000 kilometres of China’s coastline. The series does not merely capture the seaside landscape of these coastal areas, but also witnesses the changes of China caused by its economic reform in the past thirty years. Zhang won the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie in 2011 with this series. Zhang Xiao, who has found the sea fascinating since childhood, said, “the sea is the beginning of lives and dreams.” For him, the sea is a place of strong emotions and rich imagery. Since July 2009, he started traveling to the eastern coast and photographing the ordinary people’s circumstances in the most developed areas of China -­‐ the coastline. After thirty years of economic reform and opening up, with rapid economic gro