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“Prayers ” by Chris Rayn, 2005

Two young women pray in the lamaist Yonghe temple. Lamaism, a variety of Buddhism, is especially important to Tibetans and Mongols, however, other Buddhists visit the temple, too. There is a degree of harmony between religions in East Asia that may seem unusual in the occident.

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)