Seeing Sichuan Through the Survivors’ Lenses

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Wenchuan neighbors smoking a cigarette. / Ni Qunyan

Lin Yang on an exhibition of post-earthquake photos from Sichuan:

A special section at the 2008 Pingyao International Photography Festival is dedicated to 50 residents of the quake-stricken town of Wenchuan. They recorded life after the quake with point-and-shoot cameras donated by the Chinese Internet company Netease. Their less cultivated work tells a different side of the story. Without the tragic drama seen in press photos, they simply pressed the button at ordinary moments in life.