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Handguns and teenage rollerbladers hope for fame and financial sponsorship In than photographs with a foreword by noted Chinese poet Yang Lian and an afterword by author Peter Hessler China Obscura is an intimate and exuisitely detailed portrait of a society accelerating toward an uncertain future precariously straddled between old and new

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China Obscura

Past fifteen years he has captured images that astonish with their power and with his unprecedented access to both official and underground Chinese culture This is a China rarely seen where schoolchildren learn the tenets of Mao and an addict sifts heroin on a bill bearing the Chairman's benevolent likeness where nervous stockbrokers carry

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Arriving in mainland China by chance just a day after the Tiananmen Suare crackdown young Chinese American photographer Mark Leong was compelled to stay and explore with his camera's lens the fascinating contradictions of a rapidly changing but still intensely traditional Chinese society Living in Beijing and traveling across China for the


2 thoughts on “China Obscura

  1. says:

    These photographs focused on people of China add a richness of understanding of this place that holds so much mystery for most Westerners I would have appreciated a different structure I understand the artistic decision not to include text with the photos Instead there is a key at the end offering brief explanations and location information As a reader I would have preferred the text information to appear with

  2. says:

    One of my co workers gave this to me today I am really getting excited about going back in a few weeksThank you Charity

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