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Documenting Life in Beijing with Photographer Fred Dufour To…

By July 20, 2016 No Comments

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(This interview was conducted in French.)

French photographer Fred Dufour (@freddufour_afp) is on assignment in Beijing, documenting a China that is both familiar and foreign at once. “A year and a half since arriving here, I still take a fresh look at all the little elements of daily life that charm me, like Chinese people deep in thought as they walk down the street,” he says. “When you stay somewhere too long, you end up paying less attention, but here it’s different: This country changes every day. It’s in a state of constant movement and creation.” Fred uses his inside access as a news photographer for Agence France-Presse (@afpphoto) to develop a deeply personal view of Chinese society — a vision composed of subtle moments from real life: “I really try to focus on the kinds of images that are very personal, that convey an emotion.”