Tag Archives: China

Uniform/Uniformity

Margaret Bourke-White, Pakistani members of Sind Muslim Women’s National Guard during marching practice, 1947 Robert Capa, Young women being trained as Nationalist soldiers, Hankou, China, 1938 Gilles Peress, A pro-Khomeini demonstration in a stadium, Tabriz, Iran, 1979

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Recent Acquisitions: Lu Guang’s “Pollution in China”

Lu Guang, Workers in the factories have no immunity defenses. They get ill after one or two years on the job, Wuhai City, Inner Mongolia, April 10, 2005 Lu Guang, The sewage plant of the Fluorine Industrial Park discharges its … Continue reading

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Sheng Qi’s Memories

Sheng Qi, Memories (Me), 2000 Sheng Qi, Memories (Mao), 2000 Sheng Qi, Memories (Mother), 2000 Sheng Qi on Memories: The record of my left hand records Me from 1965 to the present. The imperfect left hand + old photos . … Continue reading

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Wu Yinxian and the Victorious Party

Wu Yinxian, Get Organized, Yan’an, 1943 Taken during the Sino-Japanese war, this photograph of Mao Zedong comprises one in a series of images made by Wu Yinxian that effectively cemented the career of Wu and further elucidated the power and … Continue reading

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“The Chinese” by Liu Zheng

Liu Zheng, Three Country Strippers, Huoshentai, Henan Province, from The Chinese series, 2000 Liu Zheng, Convicts Fetching Water, Baoding, Hebei Province, from The Chinese series, 1995 Liu Zheng, Three Women at a Country Funeral, Longxian, Shaanxi Province, from The Chinese series, 2000 … Continue reading

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The Great Wall of China

Thomas Child, Great Wall, China, ca. 1875 Amateur photographer Thomas Child (1841–1898) worked in Beijing as a gas engineer from 1870 to 1889. A British citizen, Child photographed in and around the capital during his free time. Although his early … Continue reading

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The Status of the Intellectual in Chinese Society

Wang Qingsong, Night Revels of Lao Li, 2000 Wang Qingsong on the ideas behind his monumental scroll photograph: My mind has been haunted by the position and destiny of the Chinese people over our long history. Today, in a time … Continue reading

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