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“History in Stone” by Chris Rayn, 2005

The Great Wall at Ba Da Ling near Beijing in Northern China. Once a defense wall against the Mongols, brought together by the first emperor Qin Shihuangdi, today the Great Wall is a symbol of China's national unity.

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)