Military photographers target excellence

China Daily
Li Wei
2022-08-06 21:05:09
On Feb 17, 2020, a batch of medical personnels dispatched by the military to support Wuhan's fight against the COVID-19 arrive in Wuhan on an Air Force transport plane.[Photo by Fan Xianhai/provided to China Daily]

Military photography in the Chinese People's Liberation Army, first developed, pardon the pun, in the Red Army in 1933, came into its own during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45). It then further evolved in the War of Liberation (1946-49) and the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53). Its latest phase covers the mid-1980s to the first 10 years of the 21st century. In particular, the precious photos taken by Sha Fei, Shi Shaohua, Wu Yinxian, Gao Fan, Lei Ye, Xu Xiaobing, Zou Jiandong, Wang Chunde, Yuan Kezhong and Zhang Chongxiu, the pioneers of Chinese military photography, have become a stunning portrayal of the history of China's revolution.

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