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August 9, 2008

Olympic Notes: Beijing On Its Face


Beyond just a face-lift, Beijing has undergone radical surgery, especially poor neighborhoods which have been effectively or even literally walled off.  The NYT ran a classic piece about a week-and-a-half ago titled "Before Guests Arrive, Beijing Hides Some Messes." Check out the article and the slide show.

Photographer Rian Dundon plays on the theme of appearance and the all-critical backdrop with this street-level parkland fantasy.

Rian Dundon website. 

(image: © Rian Dundon. 2007)

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