Xucun Series No 1
50 X 70cm
Donated by Josh Robenstone
Josh Robenstone is a Melbourne based photographic artist and photo journalist, working with various national and international newspapers and magazines, including the Australian Financial Review, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. His credits include awards at the Nikon Summer Salon, The Linden Postcard Show, a finalist and semi-finalist at the Moran Photographic Prize as well as a finalist in the Head-On Portrait Prize. He pays particular attention to people’s relationship to each other, particularly in light of tension or negotiation, and their relationship to their environment.
Josh was also one of the first artist fellows to participate in the 2013 Arts Can Do summer school in Xucun, working independently to lead children of migrant workers throughout the region to understand and grasp photography, through to a collaborative photo narrative of their village. The two photo works included here are part of a larger documentary project completed while in Shanxi this summer, to be published later in the year in Australia. He currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.