Session 08, Ren Hang is the recipient of the 2016 Outset | Unseen Exhibition Fund, The Best Indie Photobooks of 2016 by Sleek Magazine, Berlin, Germany
Athens Love
Ren Hang

Photography               Ren Hang

Image Editing             Ren Hang

Design                        Studio Lin


No part of this book may be reproduced by any form without permission of publisher and photographer.


ISBN: 978-0-692-63068-6


Published on the occasion of the exhibition “ATHENS LOVE” at Klein Sun Gallery in New York (March 24 – April 30, 2016)



Ren Hang would like to thank the following for their support on this publication:


David Strettell, Giles Cassels, Alex Lin, Miwa Susuda, Huang Jiaqi, Zhang Dongqi, Jay Park, Yin Zhenghang, Han Yujia, Vassilis Zidianakis, Stamos Fafalios, Angelos Tsourapas, Kika Kyriakakou, Katerina Sarri, Nicholas Weltyk and Klein Sun Gallery, NYC.




All images shot in Athens and Attica in April 2015 during Ren Hang’s participation in the

Occupy Atopos artist residency and exhibition curated by Vassilis Zidianakis.



Following his first book NEW LOVE in 2015 by Session Press, we are pleased to announce ATHENS LOVE, the second monograph by Ren Hang, one of China’s most distinguished and controversial emerging photographers.  ATHENS LOVE presents Hang’s works taken in Greece in April 2015 during his participation in the Occupy Atopos artist residency and exhibition. ATHENS LOVE is published on the occasion of the exhibition “ATHENS LOVE” at Klein Sun Gallery in New York from March 24 to April 30, 2016.



Hang’s work in ATHENS LOVE includes casual snap shots taken of friends in various locations in Athens and Attica, Greece, such as the beach, woods, cliffs, streets, and apartments. Expressing his awe of the dynamics in nature, Hang responds to it in high spirits, his sense of humor reflecting in the composition and colors of his work. Away from his more politically strict and constraining home in China, Hang enjoys the more relaxed and playful energy in his photographs, and renders his abundant creativity in new avenues of expression. As a result, both the diaristic pictures and the stylized nudes in ATHENS LOVE are imbued with an undeniable sense of discovery and joy, and thrillingly document one of contemporary photography’s most exciting young artists taking bold advantage of the new and unfamiliar.






hard cover, cloth bound book, 68 pages, A4 size (210 x 297 mm)
Edition of 500