Pre-Mao Period

In the section that follows, you will find several authors who were active during the pre-Mao period. In other words since the advent of photography in the 1840s until 1949. 



Mao Era

This section introduces several authors who were working or have worked in China during the Mao Era. That is to say between the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949 and the late 1970s. 




Post-Mao Period

This final section offers a selection of contemporary authors who have depicted China by using different types of photography, ranging from documentary to artistic, traditional and digital among others.