Project: CHINA -Guangdong Province
I traveled to china on three separate occasions in the role of photographic documentarian for a small NGO called Eco Village of Hope Society. Traveling this way allowed me to become fully immersed in the culture. We lived in a small farming community for weeks at a time.
While there, I focused on architecture and portraiture. I got to know the people I was photographing on an intimate level and this proved to be so engaging that I spent more time focused on the people in the community. I conversed with the villagers and made friends through my photography. . . on subsequent visits, I brought 8x10 portrait prints which I gave as gifts. Click the thumbnails below from which the final selections were made.