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I have been on my own 4 day long in Harbin, without understanding a word and without being understood. Shops signs, bus stops and restaurant menus lost their meaning. The connection to the outer world turned flimsy. Still, several times I have been asked to pose for a souvenir picture with strangers. I had my fun playing the exotic creature with locals. And whenever I gestured for shooting a picture to someone else either in downtown, slums or rural areas, I always received a smile back. How warm was my human experience in Harbin, despite the constant -20 °C. Au-revoir, China!
Here below the full list of the reportage “Detour to China“. Pictures shot by Lorenzo Borghi, reportage edit by Maria Francesca.
- China Red
- Smoky days
- Sometimes … sticky sticks
- Life in plastic
- United workers of the PRC
- Take a walk on the white side
- Organized Chaos
- Lights on ice
- You must leave your hat on
Do you marry me ? (Main street / Courtyard, residential area)
Overpopulation… everywhere (rich and poor suburbs of Harbin)
Two by two (inside the Opera House of Harbin / outside frozen-chicken street-market)
Material matters (Harbin skyline from the roof of the Opera House / a night at the Opera!)
This post is part of the reportage Detour to China. Click each picture to enlarge.