WORKERS 工人 on Danwei

WORKERS by Helen Couchman, book launch on Danwei 2008

British artist Helen Couchman will be launching her new book – WORKERS 工人 –  at The Bookworm on Friday night June 20 at 7.30pm. 

Couchman photographed a large group of Chinese workers engaged in the construction of Plympic projects such as the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. The book is an album of 143 portraits of workers standing in front of the iconic Olympic buildings they helped to construct, together with each workers name and home town, written in his, and in some cases her own hand.

Jermey Goldkorn