He Chong Yue

Beijing based artist, was born 1960, uses a handmade large-format 4 x 10 camera to photograph a series of ancient walls. These walls bear the evidence of centuries of the specifically Chinese mode of public communication, "the propaganda wall". The ancient walls and stone carvings retain evidence of past regimes and the large-format camera allows He to capture the exquisite details of original text or the attempts at erasure, often dating back to much earlier centuries, as well as layers of more recent text, carved or plastered on top of it, recording the passage of history and memory.