16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Reveries: Chinese Opera Singer

Part of my upcoming photo book on Guangzhou, China titled, Reveries. “Reveries” offer a gateway through the subconscious and a journey through a sequence of Reveries as seen through a protagonist in reflection of the past and contemplation for the future of Guangzhou. Guangzhou is currently undergoing a massive evolution in economics and culture. Leaving the culture stuck between the new and the old. The image is a portrait of an Chinese opera singer. Chinese Opera is a performance art that can be dated back in centuries. Currently, the art is drastically fading as newer forms of entertainment is emerging along with advancements in technology. The portrait is slightly out of focus, as an indication of the endangerment of the dying art. How many more years until this important part of Chinese/Cantonese culture fades into extinction?

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Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Guangzhou, China
Copyright: © David Zheng