Judy Zhu 朱凤娟

Shanghai artist Coca Dai’s series Judy Zhu 2008-2015, began at first as daily snapshots of his girlfriend and developed into a significant intimate narrative on contemporary womanhood. Photographing between 2008 and 2015 entirely using film cameras, the black and white and color images all share an unadulterated directness. Each image invites us to raise questions about the two human beings confronting each other separated by a camera. This ongoing body of work gives us insight into the relationship of the artist and Judy Zhu as they discover one another, experience pregnancy, convert to Catholicism and grow from young lovers into adulthood as parents in contemporary China.

Size: 245x330mm
Pages: 116p
Text: Holly Roussell, Qiu Jia
Design: Andy Zhou
English and Chinese
Published in 2018