Topic: China

Zhang Yaxin—Courtesy See+ Gallery, Beijing, and Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto
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Zhang Yaxin: Photographing Chairman Mao’s Model Operas

In 1967, Zhang Yaxin was 34 and working as a photojournalist at China’s state-controlled Xinhua News Agency when he was assigned to a top-secret government project: to be the official photographer of a new arts program led by Chairman Mao and his wife.

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Image: Inside the interrogation room
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Supporting Photographers, Moving Walls

On Wednesday, the Open Society Foundations will mark their 20th group exhibition of “Moving Walls” — a project reflecting the group’s support for long-term documentary photography.

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Pictures of the Week: April 19 – April 26

From funerals and prayer vigils in Boston and a deadly garment factory collapse in Bangladesh to the legalization of gay marriage in France and a giant inflatable pig in China, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Pictures of the Week: February 22 – March 1

From the Pope’s last day and boot camp for newly-recruited female Marines to a vigil marking the one year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death and Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Pictures of the Week: February 8 – February 15

From The Pope’s resignation and murder charges for Oscar Pistorius to carnival celebrations in Rio and a meteorite hitting Earth, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Pakistan Daily Life
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Pictures of the Week: February 1 – February 8

From Chicago gun violence and the exhumed body of Richard III to the world’s first “bionic man” and a bear walking a tightrope, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Photo Essay

Migrant Nation: Liu Jie Documents China’s Ongoing Transformation

Chinese photographer Liu Jie photographed more than 20 villages in the Chinese countryside, documenting the separation of rural families due to urban migration.

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Photo Essay

Set Adrift in Western China

Photographer John Francis Peters’s road trip through China offers a glimpse at the subtle connections that define the country today.

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Image: Nov. 11, 2012. A murmuration of starlings put on an a display over the town of Gretna, Scotland.
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Pictures of the Week: November 9 – November 16

From escalating violence in the Gaza Strip and austerity riots in Europe to the flooding of Venice and murmurations of starlings in Scotland, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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image: A man pumping water from the river, Ningxia province.
Photo Essay

Root of the Nation: Zhang Kechun Photographs China’s Yellow River

Chengdu-based photographer Zhang Kechun spent two years photographing from the banks of China’s Yellow River. Though the lunar tones and low horizons feel foreboding, Zhang insists the project carries a message of hope.

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