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CHINA: Portrait of a People
by Tom Carter   

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Publisher:  Blacksmith Books ISBN-10:  9889979942 Type: 
Pages: 

640

Copyright:  2008 ISBN-13:  9789889979942
Non-Fiction

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Photojournalist Tom Carter's CHINA: Portrait of a People, the most comprehensive book of photography on modern China ever published by a single author.

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CHINA: Portrait of a People

In 2006, photojournalist Tom Carter embarked on a historic, 2-year journey that would take him throughout the 33 provinces of China, making him one of the first foreigners in China’s 5,000 year history to do so.

From the Yellow Sea to the Himalayas, Tom visited well over 200 cities and villages in a determination to understand, and thoroughly record, life and humanity in today’s People’s Republic.

This definitive volume of street photography, entitled ‘CHINA: Portrait of a People,’ is the most comprehensive collection of imagery of contemporary China ever published by a single author.

This stunning, 600-page picture book is essential for anyone interested in photography or Chinese culture.

CHINA: Portrait of a People, by Tom Carter
Genre: Travel / Photography / Art / China
ISBN: 978-988-99799-42
Size: 15cm x 15cm, soft cover, 640 pages, 800 full color images, with maps of each province
Published: Summer 2008 by Blacksmith Books, Hong Kong, in association with Haven Books
Price: US$35.95

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Less a dream than a determination, I traced the proverbial and literal footsteps of Polo, hero to the West, and China’s beloved Chairman Mao Zedong, forging my own Silk Road and making an even Longer March throughout the entire People’s Republic of China.

From the subtropical jungles of Yunnan in southwest China to the frozen wastes of Siberia in Heilongjiang; across the scalding deserts of Xinjiang and beneath Hong Kong’s neon blur. Tramping through China by train, bus, boat, motorcycle, mule or hitching on the back of anything that moved. On a budget so scant that I drew sympathetic stares from peasants, I somehow succeeded in circumnavigating over a third of her cities and villages.

Where I’ve been you will be; what I’ve seen you will see. The aim of CHINA: Portrait of a People is to introduce China to the West by providing a glimpse of daily life in the P.R.C–a look at the ordinary, nay, real people who don’t make international headlines yet whom are invariably the heart and soul of this country.

This book is my tribute to the People’s Republic of China, with an empathetic emphasis on the People.

Tom Carter
Beijing
November 2007, Year of the Pig



Professional Reviews

Anchee Min
“Tom Carter is an extraordinary photographer whose powerful work captures the heart and soul of the Chinese people.”

Mian Mian
“Tom Carter’s photo book is an honest and objective record of the Chinese and our way of life… his camera leads us through 33 wide-sweeping scenes of the real and the surreal.”

Lloyd Lofthouse
"Tom Carter is a guerrilla hit-and-run photojournalist with a camera instead of a grenade launcher. To take the up-close and personal pictures in Portrait of a People, Carter risked jail; almost froze on the way to Tibet; faced exhaustion and hunger; was beaten by drunks; plagued by viral infections; and risked being shot by North Korean border guards. The hundreds of photos in Portrait are priceless. I doubt if there will ever be another book about China like this one."


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