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China Then and Now

Since Deng Xiaoping initiated market reforms over three decades ago, China has transformed from an...

How to Photograph a Chinese Official

Chinese officials’ sensitivity about appearance has only intensified since sharp-eyed netizens started bringing down officials caught wearing—or even not wearing—luxury watches and other incriminating baubles. Such visible...

Photos: Rising Above China

At Panos Pictures (via Howard French), a set of 63 photographs by Kacper Kowalski shows Chinese industry, agriculture, communities and development from the air: ‘The person who coined the term cityscape must have had China...

Catching Fish Using Birds: Images of a Dying Art

At The Atlantic, American documentary photographer Michael Steverson unveils a photo essay on the ancient yet dying Chinese art of cormorant fishing, featuring two elderly brothers who supplement their income from fishing by...

A Conversation with ‘Tank Man’ Photographer

Petapixel’s Eric Calouro talks to AP photojournalist Jeff Widener, whose iconic and sometimes parodied ‘Tank Man’ photograph has, he says, “been a blessing and a curse”: Basically it’s a lucky shot...

Tibet: Culture on the Edge

Outside Magazine has published a slideshow of photos by Phil Borges from his new book, Tibet: Culture on the Edge. The book documents Tibet as it confronts the triple threat of, “global warming, development, and cultural...

Photographer Documents Toll of Labor Migration

In 2011, photographer Liu Jie captured the division of Chinese families by labor migration in a series of portraits. Against scenic countryside backdrops, his subjects posed with empty chairs representing family members who had...

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