The Santa of Xinjian Village, Beijing

Lan Jinghua 蓝京华 (Alain) spotted the giant Santa from a distance and was struck by its vivid colors, the doll’s redness amid the rubble of an urban village being emptied out and knocked down. “It stood out, and it attracted me,” he says. It was a cold, clear Sunday in Xinjian Village 新建村, a shantytown whose … Continue reading The Santa of Xinjian Village, Beijing