THE GREAT BAZAAR

 

"A look behind the scenes in the fashion industry, Alejandro Acin’s work is the most directly subversive—and, perhaps, directly political—of the three. It’s shot in Guangzhou, China’s third largest city and busiest commercial hub, where a quarter of the clothes produced in the country are now made, and where big international fashion brands go to source garments, shoes and accessories before marketing and distributing them around the world. Finding his way into some of the huge wholesale markets in the city, Acin records the overwhelming reality of stalls crammed with goods on sale. ‘Being there is like walking through the backstage of internet trading platforms such as Alibaba, where everything gets packed, wrapped and stored in containers ready to be shipped’, writes the young Spaniard, who is now based in Bristol. ‘Rather than focus on production, with these photographs I want to question the role of photography within the fashion industry by showing mundanity behind fashion’s supply chain. Glamour and prestige are stripped down to show what happens every time an online order is placed.’ "

 

 

DIANE SMYTH, PHOTOWORKS ANNUAL 2016

 

 

© Alejandro Acín 2017

Web Design // ICVL Studio

 

 

THE GREAT BAZAAR

 

"A look behind the scenes in the fashion industry, Alejandro Acin’s work is the most directly subversive—and, perhaps, directly political—of the three. It’s shot in Guangzhou, China’s third largest city and busiest commercial hub, where a quarter of the clothes produced in the country are now made, and where big international fashion brands go to source garments, shoes and accessories before marketing and distributing them around the world. Finding his way into some of the huge wholesale markets in the city, Acin records the overwhelming reality of stalls crammed with goods on sale. ‘Being there is like walking through the backstage of internet trading platforms such as Alibaba, where everything gets packed, wrapped and stored in containers ready to be shipped’, writes the young Spaniard, who is now based in Bristol. ‘Rather than focus on production, with these photographs I want to question the role of photography within the fashion industry by showing mundanity behind fashion’s supply chain. Glamour and prestige are stripped down to show what happens every time an online order is placed.’"

 

DIANE SMYTH, PHOTOWORKS ANNUAL 2016

 

 

Web Design // ICVL Studio

© Alejandro Acín 2017