Moroccan-born French photographer Bruno Barbey visited Sichuan province in 1980 as part of a trip in which he documented lives of everyday residents of Shanghai and Sichuan and Guizhou provinces. Prints of the rich images he captured on Kodachrome were shown at a recent exhibit at the Eastern Image Photo Galleryr.
The 1980 trip was a followup to Barbey's 1973 visit to China, when he traveled with the French president at the time, George Pompidou, to document the politician's tour of Beijing, Shanghai, and surrounding areas with then-premier Zhou Enlai.
Barbey more recently arrived in China to photograph the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.
Leshan and countryside
Chongqing & Yangtze river
Photo source: Magnum Photos
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