It was in 1955 that Jean-Philippe Charbonnier left for China. Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Anshan, Wushi, Canton are as many places he traveled to and photographed for a special issue on China that the magazine Realité published in June 1956 “China under a red mask”. Like an acrobat, he went from the Peking Opera to that of Canton to end up in the steelworks of Anshan where “Chinese clad in asbestos work clothe unloaded the molten steel, 70 ° in front and 4 ° in the back . »(…) *. Seduced by the city of Wushi where he capture the...
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