1994 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize

Gueorgui Pinkhassov

Magnum Photos for The New York Times Magazine

01 January, 1993

Chinese artist Yang Yi Pin, was first a member of the Stars Group, and later joined the Democracy Wall movement. Groups of Chinese avant-garde artists, in such movements as Cynical Realism and Political Pop, pitch their irony and humor against the intransigence of the communist regime. Exhibitions of little political significance have been closed down more than once, while gestures of defiance are often so subtle as to go unnoticed abroad.

About the photographer

Gueorgui Pinkhassov

After graduating from the Moscow Institute of Cinematography, George Pinkhassov (Moscow, 1952) became a camera operator at the Mosfilm Studios and later a set photographer. He jo...

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