Photos from China

November 26, 2009 at 1:27 am (Uncategorized)

 Ospop, for those of you who don’t know is a company which sells Chinese- made shoes that are actually worn by people in China.  Wait, that didn’t come out right. The shoes aren’t second hand…

Yesterday, I got an email from the company with a link to a collection of photographs by Cheng Jiagang. Many of the photos are of stylish women juxtaposed against fairly grim landscapes. OK, but there are some incredible shots of how capitalism continues to reshape China’s natural beauty. Many of the shots resemble the Detroit pictures of Andrew Moore I mentioned a few days back. Oh, and by the way, when I write China is being reshaped by capitalism, I mean the newest phase of that reshaping. I don’t regard Maoist China as any kind of socialism; merely state-capitalism.

View the pictures here


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