Photographing China

Slowly getting ready for a month in China. This is going to be my fourth trip to the Middle Kingdom since 2004, and my, how it changes all the time!

One thing I noticed last time was the incredible rise in tourism by Chinese tour groups, and the accompanying rise in photography. At some of the sites, you are almost trampled by Chinese tourists wielding their cameras. Also, I became witness to many instances of tourists photographing tourists photographing (yes, complicated sentence construction intended!).

An always amusing insight into the nature of tourism and photography is offered by Martin Parr. Needless to say, I’m a fan! And I look forward to witnessing some more of these developments in China…



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