Mao Zedong’s personal photographer, Hou Bo, dies at age 93 - SupChina

Mao Zedong’s personal photographer, Hou Bo, dies at age 93

Hou Bo, the personal photographer of the late Chairman Mao Zedong, passed away at the age of 93 in Beijing.

Hou took over 400 of the 700 photographs of Mao that were released during his lifetime. She was the only female photojournalist in Mao’s film crew — but she was chosen, she said, more for her political loyalty than for special skill in photography. Learn more about Hou here.

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Jia Guo

Jia Guo is from the coastal city of Qingdao. She has an M.A. in multimedia journalism from NYU and has worked at Facebook and Bloomberg TV in New York City.