With your support we will be able to publish this beautifully designed trilingual photo book showcasing rare coloured images of China's past, taken in 1961 by Dr. Horst Köntopp, alongside the same images taken 60 years later by his great-grandson Jakob Becker. 在您的支持下，我们将能够印刷这本设计精美的三语摄影集，影集展示了德国人霍斯特-康托普博士1961年拍摄的中国宝贵的彩色图片，以及部分他的曾孙雅克布⦁贝克60年后拍摄的相同景点及其对比照片。
自2015年以来城市规划师、摄影师雅克布⦁莫里茨⦁贝克开始对中国的历史和中国的社会发展进行了了解与观察，在此本影集《China 1961-2021 ⦁ 你好，中国》(尺寸：27 x 27 cm)中，他收集整理了在中国跨越两个世纪超过六十年之久的珍贵照片，其中包括：近285张未公开的彩色照片，这些照片是雅克布的曾外祖父霍斯特⦁坤特普博士在1961年以医生身份前往中国参与学术交流与旅行时所拍，雅克布将底片再次整理与翻拍。在六十年代的中国彩色照片没有普及，因此在今天看来这些彩色的历史瞬间非常有意义;影集中还包含雅克布本人在60年后的今天，先后多次前往中国，从北向南依次从北京、天津、上海、杭州到广州、佛山和从化，他走访了大量曾外祖父拍摄照片的相同地点，再次以相同的角度拍摄了相同的主题，这些照片以新旧对比的形式呈现在影集的第二部分。 希望这份历史的“礼物“能带给您一份特别的视觉体验与全新的历史回顾，同时衷心期盼得到您的支持与关注，帮助我实现这本影集的制作与印刷！ 在中国的朋友们可点击以下链接观看影集介绍视频：
Since 2015, urbanist and photographer Jakob Becker has been exploring the historical and social development of China. Jakob's great-grandfather, Dr. Horst Köntopp, brought back an extensive collection of color photographs from his trip which took him to China as a doctor in 1961. Tracing the historical development of the country, Jakob analyzed and digitized the historical images from a time when photography in China was still almost exclusively in black and white. 60 years later, he himself traveled to many of the exact locations where the historical photos were taken in order to capture the same motifs again from identical angles of view and juxtapose them with the old images. In the German-Chinese photography volume "China 1961 - 2021 ⦁ Traces of Change" (27 x 27 cm), which was designed with highest dedication, Jakob publishes photographs taken in China from two times far apart: It includes 285 historical color photographs from 1961 of the cities of Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Foshan, and Conghua - including portraits, landscapes, street scenes and places of work - as well as a juxtaposition of a variety of the historical photographs with photographs taken today. Your support will enable us to travel back in time to the China of the past and realize the printing of this photography volume.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
Since there are few color images from the early 1960s in China, this well-preserved collection has a unique historical value, depicting China's social development in powerful images. The book is aimed at photography and art lovers, photographers, historians and China enthusiasts.
With your support you help Jakob Becker to bear the high upfront costs for the production of the elaborately designed photography volume, which is expected to go to print in October 2021. As a reward, you can choose between the book itself (trilingual: English-Chinese-German), 3 large format prints (A2), a set of 12 postcards or the complete package (everything listed above together). Of course, you can also just contribute an amount of your choice as you wish.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
筹集到的所有资金将全部用于资助该书的制作与印刷费用。该书为精装本，格式为27 x 27厘米，共计376页。
The entire amount will be used to finance the production costs of the photography volume. It will be printed in the format 27 x 27 cm, hardcover and counts 376 pages.
"China 1961 - 2021 ⦁ Traces of Change" was designed by Jakob Becker, who not only has a relationship with China through his great-grandfather, but has also been to China many times through his studies, profession and scholarships, lived there and speaks Chinese. Behind the project, however, are countless other friends, acquaintances and helping hands, without whose help the project could not have been realized.