Chongqing IV, Sunday Picnic
122.5 x 149 cm
Kander’s photograph entitled “Chongqing IV Sunday Picnic” was part of a series of shots of the Yangtze River in China. The series was awarded the prestigious Prix Pictet 2009 (Earth theme) that is dedicated to sustainable development. In the said sequence, the river, powerful ancestral communication route, becomes a metaphor of China’s constant and inevitable transformation and change. Nadav Kander captured on the riverbanks the peaceful image conveyed by the spectators’ quiet and peaceful acceptance in the face of such radical change.