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HPA2002 Portraits of Henan Peasants
By Jiang Jian (China)
HPA2002 First Prize
Time: 1993-2000
Behind each face is a life story, which is closely connected Chinese traditions and changes happened in China. This is an 89-year-old granny of sound health. Behind is her coffin put in the kitchen. Older Chinese still believe in the existence of a dead world, where coffin is the house for the dead. It is a custom to prepare one’s coffin when the person is still alive. Usually, a coffin made of pine wood costs several thousands, a good fortune in rural China.

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  • Copyright: HPA CFPA (cfpa) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 23] (51)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2000-00-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-27 20:37
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