Civilization: The Way We Live Now: Mother River / Forest

Yan Wang Preston (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


This landmark exhibition tracks the visual threads of humanity’s ever-changing, extraordinarily complex life across the globe, through the eyes of 150 of the world’s most accomplished photographers. Featuring many previously unseen images, Civilization acknowledges the diverse material and spiritual cultures that make up global societies today, spanning Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. Exploring a wide range of subjects, from our great united achievements to our collective failings, Civilization: The Way We Live Now highlights the complexity and contradictions of contemporary civilization. The exhibition is curated by William A. Ewing and Holly Roussell, assisted by Justine Chapalay

The print 'Y40_3,900km from the river source', from Mother River series, and 'Jiulong Square, Chongqing, China, 2017', from Forest series, are both on show as part of the Civilization exhibtion at the Saatchi Gallery, London
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputPrint on paper
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2023
EventCivilization: The Way We Live Now - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jun 202317 Sep 2023
  • Forest

    Preston, Y. W., May 2018, Berlin: Hatje Cantz. 128 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

  • Mother River

    Preston, Y. W., 31 Oct 2018, Berlin: Hatje Cantz. 160 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

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