Sunday, November 15, 2009


One of my hopes on this trip was that I would be able reconnect with people I had taken photos of seven years ago. This proved possible in a number of cases. Pictured above is a Naxi shopkeeper in Lijiang. In the photo on the right she is holding a polaroid I had just given her in 2002. On the left she is holding a copy of the photo on the right. Less than a mile away I also found a Bai shopkeeper. I also found the relatives of two others, and was told that two of the people I had photographed had died. I had the same luck in the Moslem section of Xi'an, finding a man who predictably went to prayers at the same time every day (see below).