China’s Children 1980 with Australian Photographer Mike Emery
Mike Emery, an Australian photographer who has created a fascinating book about China, capturing a time pre-westernisation joins Enterprise Radio to talk about how he has taken this piece of history to market.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Mike Emery discuss the following:
- Could you please tell us about your career and how it led you to collecting some of the most historically relevant images in China in 1980?
- From a business perspective, how did you take the concept of relevant imagery and turn it into a power book that is now sold around the world?
- This book is particularly popular with corporations who either are in business with China, or have a workforce rooted in that culture, why do you think this book has become a valuable gift for those companies and their clients?
- It must be satisfying after all these years to see these images get in front of audiences around the world, what has the feedback from readers been like?
- What does ‘China’s Children 1980’ have in store for 2019, will you be bringing out another edition of the book and if so, why?
Mike Emery was a photographer aboard one of the first ever American passenger cruise ships sailing the China coast. Nobody aboard had ever been to China. It was a whole new experience filled with great excitement. China was, at the time, a seldom travelled to country for Westerners. It was a period of rapid change and excitement, with economic, political and cultural reforms sweeping the country.
It has been almost 40 years since he captured this rare collection of street photographs, pre-Westernisation, and it’s definitely time for these images to be shared.
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