The Middle Kingdom Through My Lens
Images of Nanning, Yi Ling and Guangzhou, China through the adventure of adoption
by Matthew J. Cline
This book is a compilation of artistic landscape, portrait and street photography of Nanning and Yi Ling in Guangxi Province and Guangzhou in Guangdong Province. Images in this book include the city lights of Nanning at night, the Nan Hu Bridge waterfall, the country village of Yi Ling, the Zhuang cultural minority, The Wharton and White Swan Hotels, sights of Shamian Island, The Chen Ancestral Temple and more. Vivid color and artistic black and white images are in standard and panoramic formats.
A more complete preview of the book is available on Matt's web site under the "Books" link at http://www.mattclinephotography.com
In April of 2007, after an almost two year process, Matt Cline, his wife and daughter traveled to China to adopt a little girl into their family.
Matt wanted to both document the unique moments of the adoption adventure and to preserve as many memories of the China he and his family experienced.
Matt is now making his work from China available to other adoptive families and anyone interested in the extraordinary beauty of China. Profits from this book go to benefiting charities for orphans in China through "Love Without Boundaries" (Medical Programs - http://www.lovewithoutboundaries.com/medical.cfm ) and "Our Chinese Daughters Foundation" ( www.ocdf.org)
Matt Cline is a fine art photographer in Springfield, Ohio. Matt's primary focus is on character-driven artistic portrait work and street photography. He got into photography by documenting the restoration project of a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. In 2005, Matt began developing his street photography and portrait work to show the character and interest in his subjects.
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