Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
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R.I.P. Bruno Barbey (1941–2020)


Men drinking tea in the Huxinting teahouse. Shanghai, 1980. Magnum.

Bruno Barbey, who photographed China from the 1970s onward, died on November 9, 2020.

From his interview: "In China or Japan, or in Asia in general, there's not much of a problem with photographing people [...] It's easier to take pictures in, say, Shanghai than in Paris. In Paris you take pictures and somebody will challenge you and say they're going to sue you. That's not such problem in China. The Chinese love photography..." Oy vey.

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, cultural revolution, old town, photography, shanghai, teahouse, yuyuan, 老城厢, 豫园
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