THE FIVE HAPPINESSES
“According to traditional Chinese thought, the most important goals in life are the five happinesses – good luck, prosperity, longevity, happiness and wealth. These lie at the heart of all aspects of Chinese life and culture….”
In late 2013, Lee Grant was commissioned to spend three chilly weeks in Beijing. Her brief was to discover the city through the lens of her camera. Her arresting and at times lonely depictions of Beijing and its people present an insightful outsider’s view of a complex and challenging city, the results of which are poetically brought together in her second monograph The Five Happinesses.
Published by Jungle Books, Australia, 2015
Designed by Brett Wiencke with illustrations by Alice Carroll
Limited edition of 100 with a special edition of 10 boxed copies available with five 8x10” pigment prints - AUD$550
Section sewn hardback with cloth cover, 19.5 x 15.5cm, 88 pages full colour