A. D. Coleman extols the artists protesting repression in China

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster interviews A. D. Coleman about the stirring imagery and poetry produced by dissident Chinese artists such as Liu Xia (Xiaobo Liu).

About A. D. Coleman
Formerly a columnist for the Village Voice, the New York Times, and the New York Observer, Alan D. Coleman serves as Publisher and Executive Director of The Nearby Café, a multi-subject electronic magazine where his widely-read blog on photography, “Photocritic International,” appears.

Coleman’s books include:
• The Grotesque in Photography; Light Readings: A Photography Critic’s Writings, 1968-1978
• Critical Focus: Photography in the International Image Community
• Tarnished Silver: After the Photo Boom
• Looking at Photographs: Animals, a work for children
• Depth Of Field: Essays on Photography, Mass Media and Lens Culture
• The Digital Evolution: Visual Communication in the Electronic Age, Essays, Lectures And Interviews 1967-1998.

A. D. Coleman last appeared on the radio show on May 8.

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References
Liu Xia: Silent Strength
The Nearby Café
“The Silent Strength of Liu Xia,” the touring exhibition of 26 photos by the dissident Chinese photographer, artist, and poet, opened in Hong Kong on June 9, its first showing on Chinese soil.

No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems
Book by Xiaobo Liu

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