Prison of North Burma／緬北監獄
"It took Lu 15 years to complete his trilogy of photographs, three sets of a total of 225 pictures.
Art critic Li Xianting said that the trilogy, including the first set about patients at mental hospitals, the second set about the pilgrimage of Chinese Catholic devotees, and the third set about the life of Tibetan peasants, was a symbol of men's modern mentality, and represented Lu's hope for men's great mentality to be restored.
Lu Nan says it would be enough for him if his pictures were appreciated by five people in the next 25 years.
In 2009, Lu completed taking pictures of inmates at a Myanmar jail. The project took three months, and sparked widespread discussions, with some critics claiming that he must had been helped by the Chinese authorities to take pictures of these inmates. Lu, however, has denied receiving any help from the authorities." Huang Yi-ying, WantChinaTimes.com
Member of the prestigious international cooperative Magum Photos, Lu Nan 呂楠 (born in 1962 in Beijing) is one the many independent documentary photographers in China who turned their cameras onto marginalized people from the late 1980s onwards.
Prison of North Burma／緬北監獄｜Lu Nan（呂楠）｜273 mm × 283 mm｜144 pages｜63 b&w plates｜Hardcover in box｜Language: English & Chinese｜Published by China National Art Photograph Publishing House｜2015