Comments on: Why do Chinese love photography /2014/why-do-chinese-love-photography/ A blog/magazine dedicated to photography and contemporary art Sun, 03 Apr 2016 11:27:36 +0000 hourly 1 By: Cam /2014/why-do-chinese-love-photography/#comment-229316 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 23:55:33 +0000 /?p=8748#comment-229316 A lot of Chinese people like more and more to show off. Having an expensive camera is one way to do so. I’ve been in China for many years and I’ve seen a lot and a lot of people buying the last model of a brand (mostly Nikon and Canon) and using it always in auto mode. When I was shooting digital and looking at my pics with the histogram, I’ve met many photographer asking what I was doing. If you shoot analog, medium format for example, you’ll see old people, with a camera or not, coming to you and talking (when you speak chinese) with you about the time when they use to shoot analog too (one more good reason to learn chinese. Living in China is reason enough to learn chinese : ) anyway…). So I won’t say that Chinese love photography because one can see a lot of Chinese with camera. Most of the Chinese that you can see travelling use their camera in auto mode and they got “the best one” because it’s something in the Chinese culture to show off. Of course, there’s some people who are different from what I’ve described. About the “摄影穷三代,单反毁一生” the guy doesn’t look loke a beggar at all. Look at his clothes : clean, modern. His shoes and trousers are new, like the camera bag.