In December 2007, during her third extended visit to Beijing, Helen
Couchman photographed a large group of Chinese workers engaged in
construction work in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games. Couchman
chose a specific group of labourers, those building the vast bird’s nest
stadium and swimming pool. The 143 portraits that resulted each show a
single worker standing in front of these incredible structures, looking
calmly, confidently and directly into Couchman’s lens.
With an introduction by Peter Suchin text in English/Chinese
Hardback, 152 pages, illustrated in colour, dimensions 2.5cm x 25.5cm x 21.5cm.
First Edition, 2008