“. . .despite constant media coverage, increased tourism and rampant foreign investment, the cultural distance between China and the West remains as vast as the oceans that separate them.”
–Promotional copy from Tom Carter’s photography collection China: Portrait of a People
Carter spent two years backpacking 56,000 kilometers (35,000 miles) across all thirty-three provinces in China, including some of the most remote locations in the country. En route, he discovered and photographed immense geographic and ethnic diversity, with a focus on the people he met along the way. Retired college professor—and co-author of the novel The Brothers’ Keepers—John Paddison took what he calls a “grassroots” approach when compiled his own photo collection into China Photos and Reflections.
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