The photographs in Confluence were taken from numerous trips to China and Southeast Asia between 2010 and 2012. Zaradur presents these images, shot primarily on film, in a non-linear fashion. This arrangement is destabilizing, and creates a conflicting feeling, a feeling that is at the crux of this collection. Each image jumps between discordant themes, whether it’s simply aesthetic (colour or black & white, portrait or landscape) or culturally significant (urban or rural, enriched or impoverished). This approach fits perfect with the subject matter at hand. The aggressive post-colonial modernization within Asia’s enduring civilizations creates a culture that is increasingly hard to define.
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