Portfolio CHINA, IAN BERRY INSIDE: ARTS & HOMES
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How modern is China? Think of the futurescape that is the Shanghai skyline or the Beijing National Stadium (aka The Bird’s Nest) and you’d think very.
But in the bits between concrete and glass? Well, there, you can see peasants walking past, reminders of a country that is older than most.
Here’s an example. Magnum photographer Ian Berry caught ancient and modern China in a single image in Shenzhen in the Guangdong Province.
The result jams modern fashionable China tight up against old, hunch-backed China.
Or does it? Look at the boom-box the old man is carrying. Old school, you might think. Except this image was taken back in 1992. Pre-digital, in other words. That radio would have been cutting-edge back then. Or near enough. Maybe not so old China after all.
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