Monday, August 04, 2003

The Unbearable Heaviness of Industry

Postcards From China's Industrial Caldron

Check out this article in the NY Times today about an excellent photo exhibit about Chinese workers and working conditions by photographer Zhou Hai. The images are reminiscent of American labor photographer Earl Dotter and photographers of America's early industrial period.

"As our society has developed, so many workers have been marginalized, and fewer and fewer people care about them," Mr. Zhou said last month at the 798 Photo Gallery, appropriately housed in a renovated factory space in northeast Beijing. "So I felt a need to record this era and these people."

More pictures can be seen on Zhou's Web site: