A poster of Mao Zedong holding Selected works of Mao Zedong was on the wall of an alley

Poster of Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong poster on the wall
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A poster of Mao Zedong was pasted on the wall of an alley. Staring into the distance, Mao Zedong's hand was holding not the "Mao Zedong's Speeches," but the "Selected Works of Mao Zedong." Mao Zedong is still a symbol of the Chinese Communist Party, as evidenced by his portrait hanging in Tiananmen Square.

But what I sensed from the posters posted in an alley next to a souvenir shop I passed in Shanghai was not just such legitimacy claimed by the state power. From the retro posters, I sensed a resilience to consume what can be consumed, even if it is a national symbol.

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PHOTO DATA

No

7710

Shooting Date

Jun 2008

Posted On

July 17, 2013

Modified On

August 19, 2022

Place

Shanghai, China

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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