The photographer Victoria Knobloch and rural life in China

The Charm of China. A photographer travels to the south of China to capture a rapidly disappearing rural life.

Victoria Knobloch is a German photographer based in Leipzig, known for her exquisite and authentic black-and-white style. Her work embraces the fields of vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike, yet the human element is the continuous thread.

In March 2014 Victoria Knobloch traveled to the Chinese provinces around Guilin in the south of the country. The photographer was in search of tranquility, beauty and the little worlds of the ordinary people. This she found in almost every corner of this stunning area.

In rural China life is still slow and balanced. The photographer shows the beauty of this simplicity, tinged with the melancholy premonition that it will eventually disappear.

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Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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