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Thomas Sauvin


Thomas Sauvin is a collector and a French artist based in Paris and Beijing specializing in Chinese vernacular photography. His archive database, Silvermine, gathers negative photos destined for destruction, retracing changes in post-Socialist China. He exhibits this treasure of memory in arts festivals around the world.

Projects with the Forum


Mobility in China: A Chinese View of 50 Years of Acceleration

Jérémie Descamps, Thomas Sauvin, Zhang Chun, Zhou Le, Wang Gongxin, Marie Terrieux, Vincent Kaufmann, Stéphanie Vincent, Emmanuel Ravalet, Dominique Desjeux

Publications with the Forum