Tension and Theater at China's Congress: The Work of Shiho Fukada – NYTimes.com

Tension and Theater at China’s Congress

Shiho Fukada wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at China’s legislature. Instead, she put the spotlight on its theatricality.

via Lens Blog: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/tension-and-theater-at-chinas-congress/

In their use of high-gloss spotlighting and impenetrable shadow, Ms. Fukuda’s photographs of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing convey both the theatrical and the mysterious facets of the events.