Haunting Images Capture Ancient Chinese Town Forgotten in Time

By Ned Kelly, February 20, 2021

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Born in Xiangtan, Hunan province in 1950, photographer Ouyang Xingkai’s ‘Hongjiang’ series captures Hongjiang old town, an ancient Hunanese city that has remained relatively unchanged since its peak as a river trading village during the Song Dynasty (960–1279). The series depicts the people and architecture of this unique place, a seemingly pre-modern world.

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[All images via Ouyang Xingkai]

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