Nadav Kander travelled from the mouth to the source of the Yangtze taking photos that capture the vast natural landscape that is being destroyed by huge engineering projects. People living on the banks of the Yangtze appear insignificant in the face of this rapid change. They are microscopic in Nadav Kander's super-sized photographs.
More people live along the Yangtze’s banks than in the whole of the United States: that is one in every eighteen people on the planet. It is the single largest pollutant to the Pacific Ocean. This extraordinary and vast river is embedded in the consciousness of the Chinese. It is much more than a waterway. It contains their history and their folklore. It runs in the blood of the people. This river caught my imagination and carried me on my journey. - Nadav Kander
These naked pictures are the latest, and perhaps strongest, distillation of the themes that continue to fascinate and nourish me. My subject matters are varied, but the essence is the same. Whether photographing on the banks of the Yangtze, or in my studio, I work with the human conditions that link us all; the vulnerability of mankind. What it is to be alone in the world. What it is to be human. - Nadav Kander