Pig is positioned somewhere between fanzine and book and is a project aimed at presenting 'obsessions' that inform the work of contemporary photographers. In each issue, a photographer is invited to use its pages as a forum for exploring a favourite theme or feature a person or thing that is meaningful for them, whether funny and absurd or weighty and serious.
In this issue get to see a more intimate and sensitive aspect of the photographer Feng Li’s work. He shares images of his expanded family which at one time included three cats, a parrot and, obviously, a pig with whom he developed a close relationship. After rescuing the pig from certain death when it was abandoned by a previous owner, the photographer and his wife decided to adopt it.
Pig is an invitation to share their daily life through Feng Li’s eyes, and the view is tender and caustic in equal measure. In a 2017 interview with web magazine DoorZine, Feng Li dismissed suggestions that he considered the animals he lived with to be pets, insisting that it was he who was their pet, and a rather spoiled one at that, who truly appreciated the time they spent together. Asked in a November 19, 2020, interview with Marguo Gallery if he had a favourite model to work with, he replied, 'No, I just capture the moments of life. But if I had to say a favourite model, it would have to be my pig. This is the pig I picked.'
Note Note Éditions, 48pp, 25.5cm × 21cm, paperback, 2023,
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