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“First Contact” by Chris Rayn, 2005

China meets the world at Shanghai's People's Square. While the country has been opening for the last two decades already, strangers from the Far West are still a reason for awe and curiosity.

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)