Eli Dijkers
Chinese Journey

March 10, 2018 – June 7, 2018
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Cangshan District, Fuzhou, Fujian, China, 2017
In the exhibition ‘Chinese Journey’ the Rotterdam photographer Eli Dijkers takes the viewer along on his travels to China. He has become intrigued by this country that is experiencing such a fast transition that it seems different with every journey.
Large cities are great because they are full of people. Life is taking place right before your eyes, like some kind of movie
Eli Dijkers

Dijkers is an eager observer and nothing seems to escape his attention. Dijkers is a 'writer' of photographic stories. With an attention to his surroundings as well as people and animals, he uses his camera as a keyboard to capture big and small narratives that are as off-beat as they are mainstream. He has a working method to match. He starts shooting as soon as he gets off the plane and takes his last photograph right before embarking on his flight home. Simple and effective, and yet with a poetic gaze that is sometimes inspired by naïve amazement and sometimes by his professionalism as a photographer, but is always driven by an eager passion. 

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Cangshan District, Fuzhou, Fujian, China, 2017
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Zhongzhou island, Fuzhou, Fujian, China, 2017