Agnès Varda’s China, 1957

In 1957, the filmmaker Agnès Varda assumed the role of photographer during a two-month journey around both urban and rural China with a delegation of French dignitaries. Fifty-five years later, Varda resolved to display the photographs she took during that trip as part of the exhibition “The Beaches of Agnès Varda in China.”

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Editor’s Note: These images originally appeared in LEAP magazine’s April issue.

Rural Life
the 1950s, Photography, Mao Era