Ren Hang, Dian Hanson
Hardcover, 22.5 x 30cm, 312 pages
Ren Hang, who took his life February 23, 2017, was an unlikely rebel. Slight of build, shy by nature, prone to fits of depression, the 29-year old Beijing photographer was nonetheless at the forefront Chinese artists’ battle for creative freedom.
His photographs, all produced on film, have been subject of over 20 solo and 70 group shows in his brief six-year career. He self published 16 monographs, in tiny print runs, that now sell for up to $600. TASCHENs Ren Hang is his only international collection, covering his entire career, with well-loved favourites and many never-before-seen photographs of men, women, Beijing, and those many, many erections.