China through the Lens and Chinese Tools have the joy of hosting the work of yet another photographer, whose special outlook on China has received international attention. France-born Eric Leleu settled in China in 2005 and has been actively working as a photographer ever since. Eric collaborates with international and Chinese magazines alike (some of them include: The Guardian, Le Monde, Die Zeit, New York Times, Newsweek, iLook, the Bund), while in parallel develops his own work that mainly focuses on dealing conceptually with documentary topics about China.
His work has been exhibited at festivals in Asia (China, Burma, Cambodia) and Europe (France, England, Lithuania). So far he has held two solo exhibitions and while samples of his work have been hosted at the Yan Huang museum in Beijng. His work has received coverage by internationally acclaimed magazines and newspapers. Right now, he is working on his “Subtitles” project and preparing a solo show which will take place next May at the Art Labor gallery.
This is the Shanghai-shot scene that he decided to share with us:
When asked what makes it a typical image of China, here is what he said: ”I like Chinese people’s curiosity. I like living in China because I am often surprised”.