September 10, 2007

Documenting China

Documenting China Response

The photographs in this gallery are all really dark and depressing. The use of black and white really add to the seriousness of the pictures. They are discussing progress and transition in China, but the subjects look like they are fairly reluctant to change. I think they do a very good job of showing people who don’t want to become a modern country, but are forced to work in factories and live in crowded cities. I especially like the picture with the lady holding her forehead. She looks so frustrated. I think the images say a lot about what life in China is like.