About the Book
‘Modern china’ is a series of photographs taken by Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton while travelling across the country in 2008. The images tell a story of modern China where old tradition meets the new. Apart from economic changes, China is also experiencing a massive cultural change. Consumerism and capitalism are no longer seen as the evils they once were, and cultural influences from the West are mixing with old China. It is this mix of new and old that Liz & Max have captured in these photographs. Whether it be the skyscrapers jetting out of the ground in Pudong Shanghai, which only relatively recently was still farmland, or the masses of Chinese tourists, cameras in hand, visiting the Yellow mountains that were used in traditional paintings or people observing the Bird’s Nest being constructed, one thing is certain: China changes by the second.