Champion Show




Dutch based photographer Xiaoxiao Xu (1984, Wenzhou China) visited the Champion Show 2012 in a small Dutch city called Nieuwegein. This is an annual exhibition/show dedicated to pets (small animals like ducks, birds, chickens and rabbits). Aim of the show is the preservation and dissemination of different types of small animals. Xiaoxiao documented the event with her Holga camera. By using this toy camera she underlines the Sunday morning flea-market feeling. This has nothing to do with big men presenting small champions but rather with bored adults who think they can experience nature in the safety of their backyard.

Champion Show was featured in GUP#34, the What We Like 2 issue. Xiaoxiao Xu was previously featured in GUP #31, the Experimental issue, with her project Holga Circus.