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The Guardians of the Lake

The Guardians of the Lake

Photography by Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard

“The Guardians of the Lake” is a series of photographs, dedicated to fish, originally created for the Qiandao Lake Museum. Qiandao is a city in Zhejiang province, situated 150 km southeast of Hangzhou, at the banks of a human-made lake sometimes called “Thousand Island Lake,” due to the 1,078 islets scattered across the water.  
“CHUN-fish-products,” a brand owned by the Qiandao Lake Corporation is the first brand of organic fish in China, available in most of the provinces across the country. These fish are not only the main economic resources of Qiandao Lake, but also key indicators of the water quality, making Qiandao the only region in China with such a major commitment to ecological sustainability.
Fish have always been associated with positive symbols. In China, fish are revered as a symbol of luck, wealth, fertility, harmony and serenity. For these reasons and many more, Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard has designated fish as the perfect symbol for renewal and gratitude. She uses every part of the fish: the body as food while the head and soul become immortalized and almost human in her photographs. Being descendants of fish, we should have a more compassionate attitude towards our distant cousins. Preserving the oceans of today will ensure we have fish to eat tomorrow.

 

20.09.2016 - 04.10.2016
Free entrance

 

Zhongshan district, Dalian, Liaoning

 

Phone : +86 (0)41182562392

 

12.09.2016 - 28.09.2016
Free entrance

 

Xihu district, Hangzhou, Zhejiang

 

 

13.09.2016 09:00 - 28.09.2016 18:00
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297 Wusong road

Hongkou district, Shanghai, Shanghai

 

 

17.09.2016 - 02.10.2016

 

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251 Taihua Nanlu

Xincheng district, Xi'an, Shaanxi

 

 

 

 

     

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