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Tom Carter



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San Francisco , China

Biographical Info:

Tom Carter of San Francisco is an internationally published freelance photographer and travel writer specializing in the People's Republic of China. Tom has traveled extensively throughout all 33 Chinese provinces. He is the author of CHINA: Portrait of a People.

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China Photographer

Purchase CHINA: Portrait of a People

Travel China Blog

China Expert

China Videos

Pictures of China

Tom Carter's Recent Contributions

ZENGCHONG, Miao-Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou

China Villages

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The following series of photos, taken from my new book of photography ‘CHINA: Portrait of a People,’ are what I personally consider the most beautiful sites of Old China; those remote villages that...

Destinations: China
Topics: Culture | Travel | Photography | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ancient History | Architecture
Photojournalist Tom Carter, author of CHINA: Portrait of a People

Photojournalism and Backpacking in China

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American photojournalist Tom Carter, author of CHINA: Portrait of a People, took a day off from travelling to discuss the challenges of taking pictures in China, how he evaded censorship in the...

Destinations: China
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Literature | Art | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Economy | People | Photography | Working Abroad | Ancient History | Architecture
Land expropriation forcing Gongtan villagers to move their furniture by boat on the Wu Jiang River

Save Gongtan!!!

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1,700 Chongqing river village and home to the Tujia minority tribe to be evacuated and submerged this fall for new powerplant. Photojournalist Tom Carter reports.

Destinations: China
Topics: Culture | Travel | Art | Traditions | Ancient History | Ecotourism
Portrait of a Sichuanese-Tibetan Family by Tom Carter

The Pilgrims of Langmusi

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For Tibetans, family and faith, not politics and ethnic divisions, are the most important aspects of their lives.

Destinations: China
Topics: Culture | Travel | Photography | People | Religion
Prostrating Pilgrim Panorama by Tom Carter

Travel Permits No Longer Required In Tibet!

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The ticket agent at the Shangri-la bus terminal in Zhongdian, Yunnan province was happy to tell me over and over, in both Chinese and English, that yes, foreigners can now travel east through the...

Destinations: China
Topics: Travel

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