V.I.P Jiu 8 is committed to finding, preserving and publishing lost, undiscovered and forgotten historical photographs of China, including its amazing people, places and culture.
Mao Zedong’s government regarded the past as a “black” time, to be erased in favour of the New China. The Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976 witnessed mass destruction of art works, books and photographs. As a result, historical photographs of China are very hard to come by.
We try to only publish photographs that have a powerful look, photographs that capture a moment in time, which can never be reproduced. The photographs below give a real insight into the lives of the Chinese people – and China – during historic eras and tumultuous times.