Thomas Sauvin is a French collector who moved to China in 2003. In an industrial zone north of Beijing there is a company that recycles silver nitrate. This sort of ‘silver mine’ lent its name to the series: Beijing Silvermine. During his visits, Thomas Sauvin retrieved bags full of negatives. He thus has over half a million photos, whose wide range of subjects is a unique and authentic reflection of everyday life in China, of the end of the cultural revolution at the advent of digital.
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