People of the Drum


Zhaoxing Guizhou / China






“Basket ladies”
May 2010

50mm
1/320th @ f/2.0
ISO 400
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV




31


People of the Drum

Zhaoxing Guizhou / China
31 images

Held high in the tops of ornate towers, the Dong people built skin covered drums as places of spiritual worship. Under Chairman Mao the drums were destroyed, but their spirit lives on. Know recognised as the most beautiful singers in China, it is with great irony that the drums remain silent.








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