These photos of Tibet capture something of the peerless beauty and character of the people I came across during my journey from Kham to Ngari: China’s final frontier.
Shanghai window washers sharing a cigarette from a 33-storey building.
Carter has traveled more than 56,000 kilometers across all 33 provinces, stopping at more than 200 cities and villages.
Orissa is also one of India’s most poor regions and in a constant state of political turmoil between local indigenous tribes, represented by the far-left Naxalites, or Maoists, and government and corporate interests out to exploit the resource-rich region.
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Travel photographer Tom Carter is backpacking across all of India to photograph his next book. Here is a preview of some of his incredible imagery from the 35 states of India.
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US-China Institute interviews photographers and photojournalists exploring China’s modern transformation. Tom Carter, author of CHINA: Portrait of a People, takes us on a visual journey across China.
Portraits of Chinese people from the 33 provinces.
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If you think you know what China is like, an attentive encounter with this photograph collection may surprise you many times over.
Getting a full picture of China - a vast country with an enormous population, a place that is experiencing sweeping cultural and economic changes - is impossible. But Tom Carter comes close!
Tom Carter: “My book might be a critical success, but the fact is that people don’t buy coffee-table books anymore; Flickr killed that genre.”
The American photojournalist spent two years traveling 35,000 miles to photograph this 900-photo book.
Reading and absorbing this book will provide the reader with a true sense of the cultural riches of China: more important, the reader will feel an affinity for these people with whom we share life on the planet.
China - home to 1.3 billion people of 56 different ethnicities with over 400 spoken dialects. Photographer Tom Carter spent 2 years traveling 56,000 kilometers across all of China’s 33 provinces to dispel the stereotype of the Chinese as a single, homogenous race. The following portraits are just a small sample of Tom Carter’s new 640-page, 888-image book of photography CHINA: Portrait of a People, considered the most comprehensive photography book on modern China ever published by a single author. Now, do you still think that all Chinese look the same?
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Carter graphically documents the old China as well as the work in progress that is New China. “The goal was to portray China as it portrayed itself to me,” Carter says.
“America ought to enact a requisite travel-abroad program for all high-school graduates to work or teach in a developing country for a year, like a compulsory Peace Corps.”