Male, Pale, and for Sale
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China.
The ancient pottery town has become the modern day production powerhouse, receiving innumerable international commissions. Western capital that floods the area has introduced interesting power dynamics between the local artisans and the foreign commissioners.
Does the tradition rely on outsider investment to sustain itself, or is it the other way around? Who are the ones in power, and who lack agency and representation?