David Butow

Photographing China

AIRED ON: Aug 12, 2010

David Burtow shows images that illuminate contrasting groups in China, raising questions of what values their society will cling to, discard and adopt during the country’s emergence as a world power.


David Butow
David Butow

California-based photojournalist David Butow first visited China in 1986 and has since returned a dozen times, developing a fascination with the rapid modernization and the resulting changes in society. His photographs have captured a variety of subjects ranging from traditional village life to glitzy urban nightclubs, as well as Chinese society’s response to…

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