Wednesday, December 14, 2011


good news!!!!

Larissa Leclair (writer/curator/founder of the Indie Photobook Library) has selected my book as one of Photo-Eye's Best Books of 2011. THANK YOU LARISSA!!!!

the list of best books 2011 will be published soon, on their website.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

a selection of books travelling....

My book is travelling with Self Publish, Be Happy;

I'm writing to let you know that your book 'The Story of Four Generations' has been selected to be included in Self Publish, Be Happy Spring/Summer Tour, a mobile exposition/library that will travel around Europe and the US in the next few months.

SP,BH will be exhibiting in:
- Krakow Photomonth - 13 May / 12 June 2011 in Krakow, Poland
- International Photo Book Festival - 2nd June 2011 in Kassel, Germany
- Flash Forward Festival - 4th June 2011 In Boston, USA

Monday, June 6, 2011

fotobookfestival in Kassel

My book is also travelling with Self Publish, Be Happy!

4. Fotobookfestival 4. Internationales Fotobuch Festival
1. bis 5. Juni 2011--- documenta-Halle Kassel

see the link to their website!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

"The Story of Four Generations" is selected to be included in Self Published, Be Happy Spring/Summer Tour.

@Photomonth Krakow

SP,BH will be exhibiting in other countries(Berlin,Belfast and...), I will update you soon :-)

"The Story of Four Generations" is travelling with Indie Photobook Library

The Indie Photobook Library at PPAC Second Annual Book Fair (@The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center) April 2, 2011. (photo: Indie Photobook Library).

Indie Photobook Library at SNAP ORLANDO !!!!-May 6 and 7, 2011.(Florida)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

If you don't live in the Netherlands,...

You can purchase my book "The Story of Four Generations" @ Printed Matter (New York) now, and soon Photo Eye.

If you would like to purchase my new published book "The Story of Four Generations"(signed)you can also send me an e-mail.(

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Story of Four Generations (written in English and Chinese!)

2000年。上: 张美凤姥姥在一家酒楼里。
Page 13
2000 (Top) Grandmother Cheung Mee
Fung in a restaurant.
1994 年。下: 张美凤姥姥家里的卫
1994 (Bottom) The toilet in Grandmother
Cheung Mee Fung’s house. My supper is
still alive.

2009年。上: 厦村邓氏宗祠友恭堂被
的婚礼通知。Page 15
2009 (Top) The Tang Ancestral Hall in Ha Tsuen is being restored. On the red bamboo billboard is an announcement of the
wedding of someone from the Tang family’s neighbourhood.

下: 同一个地方的晚上;
因为邓氏宗祠友恭堂被修复, 围绕它的
活动/ 仪式暂时搬到离它几米远的集装
箱里举行。(Bottom) The same place in the evening. On account of the restoration, the activities and rituals involving the Tang Ancestral Hall have been moved temporarily to the container a couple of metres further down.

Text written by Patty Wageman(director of Groninger Museum) for "The Story of Four Generation"

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Opening speech of the photo exhibition by Patty Wageman, director of Groninger Museum.

Patty Wageman (Director at Groninger Museum)

other link about the exhibition:
The Story of Four Generations
PhotoQ-Fototentoonstelling Yee Ling Tang "Vier Generaties"
The Other Shore - Fototentoonstelling Yee Ling Tang "Vier Generaties"

WildBookMarket2011 during 'Art Rotterdam'

I will be one of the 100 participants at WBM during the 'Art Rotterdam 2011.'

WildBookMarket – WildeBoekenMarkt 2011
At the WildBookMarket (WBM), national and international artists and publishers will be presenting their remarkable art books published between 2007-2011. WBM is the ideal opportunity to explore, buy or exchange art(ists) books. This year WBM will be focussing on the phenomenon of the monograph.

Ik heb er maar 3 boeken liggen, dus als jullie willen kopen, ga binnenkort snel naar de boekhandel :-)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Book launch and exhibition at Amsterdam Public Library(圖書館), on 3rd of February

Come to my exhibition "Four Generations" on 3rd of February, 17:00 at the Amsterdam Public Library (near Central Station). Patty Wageman (director of Groninger Museum) will open the exhibition.At the same time, my book "The Story of Four Generations" will be presented.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


240x340mm, 4 pagina's omslag met flappen, Munken Polar 170gr/m2 en Hello Gloss 170gr/m2 omslag full colour+bvao, etc...

yesterday @ Lenoirschuring, printing my book

I owe a debt of gratitude to many people and organizations for contributing to the realization of this book. Obviously, the project would never have reached this stage without the kind co-operation and hospitality of the Tang family in Hong Kong and the Netherlands.

Patty Wageman has been a great help by continually supporting and encouraging me. She also played an important part in selecting the pictures included in this book. Patty pleaded, successfully, for combining photographs from China with ten portraits of young Dutch-Chinese women. She has written down her thoughts on the project in The Story of Four Generations (at

I am also grateful to Ditta Terpstra, Ingrid Commandeur, Jan Banning, Will Tinnemans and Marc van den Hoek for their co-operation in various areas. Many thanks are extended to the Fonds BKVB (Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture), the Stichting Sem Presser Archief (Sem Presser Archives Foundation) and the publishing house Stichting Ipso Facto for their financial and organizational assistance. Finally, I would like to thank establishments that have exhibited my work: the Openbare Bibliotheek in Amsterdam (Amsterdam Public Library), the Stichting Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam and 44 Gallery in Bruges.

Amsterdam, January 2011
Yee Ling Tang

THANK YOU!!!! Peter Jonker, Sebastiaan Hanekroot,Inez Kretzschmar&Jaap Sie, Liedewij Hawke,the Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature (NLPVF).