[Free kindle] China ObscuraAuthor Mark Leong – Z55z.co

Arriving in mainland China by chance just a day after theTiananmen Square 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 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 handguns and teenage rollerbladers hope for fame and financial sponsorship In thanphotographs, with a foreword by noted Chinese poet Yang Lian and an afterword by author Peter Hessler, China Obscura is an intimate and exquisitely detailed portrait of a society accelerating toward an uncertain future, precariously straddled between old and new

10 thoughts on “China Obscura

  1. Barbara Barbara 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 the enlarged photos so I wouldn t need to flip back and forth.

  2. Don Don says:

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