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CHINA Travel Photography Play

Tom Carter's new photobook CHINA: Portrait of a People is now available on Amazon.Com! Thank you for your support. http://amzn.com/9889979942

Travel photographer Tom Carter traveled for 2 years and 56,000 kilometers across the 33 provinces of China to show the diversity of Chinese people in CHINA: Portrait of a People, the most comprehensive photography book on modern China ever published by a single author.

China Nightlife Play

Today's Chinese nightclubs (Yezonghui) vary from their western counterparts in that headshaking (an effect of Chinese "Yaotouwan" Ecstasy pills) and a trampoline floor replace actual dancing, while ceaseless DJ call-and-response over really bad Euro-House techno substitutes for music.

In addition to the go-go girls in their revealingly short skirts and platform boots, Chinese "Diting" megaclubs usually pay young ladies (wunü) to populate their dance floors in an effort to attract male patrons. However any attempt to approach these girls can be expected to be met with vacant stares and disinterest.

Filmed circa 2004 by China photojournalist Tom Carter, author of 'CHINA: Portrait of a People,' a definitive 600-page volume of street photography on today's China, coming winter 2007 from Hong Kong publisher Blacksmith Books.


TEDx Guangzhou | China Play

On December 5, 2009, join us at TEDxGuangzhou with 400 thought leaders from Guangzhou and beyond in a most exciting gathering of its kind ever. This event will be featuring award-winning photographer, internationally-acclaimed designer, independent thinkers, community artist and other inspirational speakers coming from different backgrounds, from both home and abroad, to share with you their stories. We will have this event at the Guangdong Science Center. The event itself is free of charge, but you have to register on our website before December 1. As we are doing this in the aim of creating in-depth conversations, we hope you can tell us your story of inspiration upon registration. If you are a TED enthusiast, or a local entrepreneur, or a starter, or you have a story that you would like to share with us, we will be most happy if you come. http://tedxguangzhou.com/
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