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“Incense ” by Chris Rayn, 2005

Burning incense sticks in the Chinese Dongyue temple. They are used at the religious sites of all three main belief systems in China to pray for a good life. The devotees take the burning sticks with both hands and close the eyes. They say their prayer and bow to the North, South, East and West.

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)