49 Wonderful Photos Showing Everyday Life of China in the Late 1970s

China (Chinese: 中国; pinyin: Zhōngguó), officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC; Chinese: 中华人民共和国; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó), is a country in East Asia. It is the world’s most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and borders 14 countries, the second most of any countryContinue reading “49 Wonderful Photos Showing Everyday Life of China in the Late 1970s”

“The Forgotten Holocaust”: 27 Tragic Photos From The Rape Of Nanking

These tragic photos and stories that capture the horrors of the Nanking Massacre (a.k.a. the Rape of Nanking) committed by Japanese soldiers against Chinese civilians in 1937-1938. We know all about the horrors that have happened on our side of the world. But, all too often, when an atrocity has happened on the other side,Continue reading ““The Forgotten Holocaust”: 27 Tragic Photos From The Rape Of Nanking”

30 Amazing Black and White Photos That Document Everyday Life of Shanghai in the Mid-1980s

Shanghai, is one of the four direct-administered municipalities of the People’s Republic of China. The city is located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze River, with the Huangpu River flowing through it. With a population of 24.87 million as of 2020, it is the most populous urban area in China, the most populous cityContinue reading “30 Amazing Black and White Photos That Document Everyday Life of Shanghai in the Mid-1980s”

16 Beautiful Shanghai Studio Portraits From the 1920s

Sioma Lifshitz arrived in Shanghai on a freighter from Vladivostock in 1922. The 20 years old energetic Russian Jew had no money but lot’s of dreams and soon started to work in a photography studio under the name of Sam Sanzetti. It took him 5 years to open in own studio in 1927, becoming oneContinue reading “16 Beautiful Shanghai Studio Portraits From the 1920s”

37 Amazing Photos Of China Before Its Communist Takeover

Haunting images of the Qing dynasty Chinese culture and society that the nation’s leaders wiped out after the communist revolution. A century ago, China was not the metropolis-filled industrial nation that it is today. It was another world entirely, with cultures that were in many ways equally distinctive. In the China of the Qing dynastyContinue reading “37 Amazing Photos Of China Before Its Communist Takeover”

80 Amazing Photos of Shanghai, China between 1947 & 1949

Shipping out to China in December 1947 with three ten-year-old German cameras and a plum assignment from LIFE magazine, Jack Birns was fulfilling a boyhood dream. The reality was something else: refugees and prostitutes, soldiers and beggars, street executions and urban protests photographed in difficult and often dangerous circumstances amidst the poverty, corruption, and chaosContinue reading “80 Amazing Photos of Shanghai, China between 1947 & 1949”