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The Charm of China

 
 

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.

The Charm of China
The village of Dazhai
Image Credit: Victoria Knobloch
The Charm of China
An elderly villager
Image Credit: Victoria Knobloch
The Charm of China
Making noodles
Image Credit: Victoria Knobloch
The Charm of China
A dentist at work
Image Credit: Victoria Knobloch
The Charm of China
Watch out
Image Credit: Victoria Knobloch
The Charm of China
A tavern in the old village
Image Credit: Victoria Knobloch
The Charm of China
Morning mood
Image Credit: Victoria Knobloch
The Charm of China
A farmer in Xinping
Image Credit: Victoria Knobloch
The Charm of China
Path through the rice paddy
Image Credit: Victoria Knobloch
The Charm of China
A marriage in Daxu
Image Credit: Victoria Knobloch
The Charm of China
Preparing dinner
Image Credit: Victoria Knobloch
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