Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
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Kung Fu Master, China
Photo: Fritz Hoffmann
Buddhist monk and kung fu master Shi Dejian (above) and his disciples hauled bags of cement and roof tiles up steep mountain paths to build an isolated retreat (in background) away from the tourist crowds at the Shaolin Temple.
Beijing - Chinese archaeologists have discovered the remains of the country’s oldest imperial palace, which dates back 3,700 years and is linked to the ancient Xia Dynasty, which many researchers long considered to be merely the stuff of legend.The remains of the palace are at the…
They lined up hundreds strong to touch the dirt. Some fell to their knees, clutching the gritty stuff as though it were a long-lost child. Others lifted it to their lips to savor a taste of the home they left behind decades ago.
The display was the work of New York artist Tenzing Rigdol, 29, who clandestinely trucked in sacks containing 22 tons of dirt from Tibet to Dharamsala to construct his installation. He did not want to disclose details of the soil’s journey, fearful of the repercussions of the act of smuggling. All he would say is that it was a “complicated process that took 17 months.”
Stuart Franklin - Tiananmen Square (1989)
As millions demanded reform, a single young man refused to move in the face of the People’s Republic’s tanks.
I will never not love this picture.