China, which is not seen by tourists
• China, which is not seen by tourists
Where end tourist routes - life begins. Search it is easiest on the outskirts. Center often too glossy and neat, like a beautiful picture postcard. For architectural monuments, the smells of the coffee shop and bakery, shouting shill - sometimes you do not notice the main thing. People.
Pull out the genuine fragment of someone's life - success for any photojournalist. When the native sees pointing to it a tourist camera, it changes the face. If it's not the camera, and RPG. He thinks, what the hell this white up to? What does he want? Did he voyeur hour? You need to shoot in secret, in paparazzi style. Once you meet the object of attention of the eyes - the chemistry of the moment is lost forever.
On the way from the port of the Chinese city of Ningbo to Shanghai I had the lucky chance. Back row our bus was empty. I took all the seats, uncovered telephoto, opened the window and started shooting life.
Dilapidated shack at the edge of the muddy river. Owners debris may wash clothes in it, wash and even drink out of puddles.
The dirt and poverty provincial China, under a makeshift litter drier lives:
scooters - the most popular Asian mode of transport. It drive families: three, four, five people. And sometimes manage to carry not only the kids, but also TVs. Russian policeman would have choked on his whistle, seeing such a bacchanalia on the road.
strawberry saleswoman carefully lays out the goods in the basket. Tracksuit girl choose exactly the color of the berries:
Houses with a gable roof of gray tiles. The landscape resembles the Russian settlements prior to Saturday.
Disney cartoon "Lilo and Stitch" is popular even after 14 years after its release. Or to all the provinces of China comes after a long delay?
Sports Chinese grandmother. Our Russian - not worse!
Well, why, where iron, so always serious guys?
How can I live in a chaos of things?
Grandmother with cute bear on a plaid dress scavenges.
The typical Asia. Ragged walls, underwear on the balcony and scooters parked outside the house.
Every day 5, 5 million people in Ningbo sent to seek his fortune.
Glamorous Chinese woman on glamorous pink bike. In the middle the Chinese pathos.
In 1979, the Communist Party introduced a rule: "One family - one child". Nowhere was it ever. Within a few decades, the population has doubled. And there is an unwritten law, if the river is beginning to emerge from the banks, it is necessary to stop or it will flood all around. The observance of the rules are strictly followed. Once a child was punished by ten annual salary.
Recently partially lifted the restriction. From now on, the Chinese can bring two children.
Average wages of residents of Ningbo to 45 thousand rubles. Shanghaians earn half as much, but live only 144 kilometers from the port city.
Hello, probably like this knit and not in a hurry?
Convenient and creative way to get to work in the heat.