Chinese Opera Performers In
Costume VS in Real Life
who specializes in fashion photography, was intrigued by the discrepancy between
Chinese opera performers’
exuberant stage personas and their humble lives in the countryside.
This stark contrast is the starting point of
a series of portraits of Chinese opera troupe members posing in the
rural fields of Henan
differs from the better-known Peking opera and China’s ‘national style’ in dialect, music, characters, costumes, and makeup. The lesser-known opera form is essentially more
Chen captured the troupe members dressed both in their
ordinary clothes and full costumes
to give viewers a full sense of who they really are.
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