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“Crescendo ” by Chris Rayn, 2005

Chinese opera in the Hu Guang Guild House in Beijing. In contrast to Western concerts and operas, artistic performances in old China were held in tea and guild houses – the audience was at ease accordingly. The famous Beijing Opera features colourful costumes and face masks, passionate singing and intricate acrobatics.

Project: A Journey Through Time

Chris Rayn's first photo project from the mid 2000s takes you on a visual time travel through a China caught between tradition and modernity, gets you in touch with the people and lets you experience their proud culture and history, reawakening religiousness, old living culture, the difficult time of change and finally the new challenges of the 21st century. (Read More)