Beijing-Lhasa Express

The 5000km non-stop train between Beijing and Lhasa began service in 2006, opening Tibet to the world, for better or for worse.¬†Beijing-Lhasa Express¬†depicts my experience of this trajectory from a single seated position, June 4-6, 2007. The train itself remains a constant referent: as a framing device, as a reflected view, or as visible infrastructure. Both within the train and without, this sequence of images reveals the conflicts and compromises that characterize China’s continual state of change.

Chromogenic prints, each 12″ x 18″, 2007.

 

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