The V.I.P Jiu 8 Historic Photograph Archive

V.I.P Jiu 8 is committed to finding, preserving and publishing lost, undiscovered and forgotten historical photographs of China and 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 of the late 1960s witnessed millions of art works, books and photographs being destroyed and as a result historical photographs of China are very hard to come by.

I try to only publish photographs that have a powerful artistic look, photographs that capture a moment in time that can never be reproduced. Photographs that give a real insight into the lives of the Chinese people during historic eras and tumultuous times.

Updated on a regular basis…