Lost China: The Photographs of Leone Nani

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The stunning photographic reportage of Father Leone Nani presents early twentieth-century China as seen through the lens of an "outsider" who brought to life the people, places and traditions of a lost empire. The sheer quality and quantity of his pictures, the choice of subjects and handling of widely different situations, have reserved Nani the right to be considered a master of black-and-white photography. Leone Nani (1880-1935) lived in central China from 1904 to 1914. His missionary work took him to remote villages ...

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