Focus on China

With plenty of the world's interest focusing on China there is a great demand for news, photography and analysis from inside this vast country. Though Chinese history and culture is well documented, there seems to a renewed drive to explore this place and it's people, making it seem to me that many people have taken to treating China as if it were some vast unknown (which is far from the truth.)

Anyway, following the trend; Photographers Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer have traveled around making portraits of the Chinese from all walks of life. While the majority are very straightforward, safe, corporate-editorial-fashion style, they are technically accomplished and are worth a look, if just to see an overview of the diversity in the population. The 'Faces in a Billion' title is a good description of the project. See it here, with a selection of videos documenting some of the process here.

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