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Chinese opera actors

Taken during the Chinese New Year. I was doing a story about coastal fishing culture in Southern China (Fujian) when my driver and guide suggested we attend a celebration in a smaller town, Xiahu. Here I saw the opera in an old hall and headed straight to the backstage. I asked for permission to photograph (easy in China) and found/composed this unusual angle.

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Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Corneliu Cazacu