Books: Shady Reforestation in China

By David Schonauer   Wednesday June 13, 2018

“It’s not just about trees; it’s about life," says photographer Yan Wang Preston  of her new book, Forest, which the British Journal of Photography describes as “a look at the sometimes shady process of reforestation in China.” In Chongqing, the largest city in southwest China, officials have been planting trees for over a decade, aiming to create a “forest city.” But after investigating the origins of these trees, Preston uncovered a troubling process. “The whole concept of trying to be green is being abused,” she says.

Read the whole story at British Journal of Photography.


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