If more than texture, color, and vibrancy can be captured in a photo, China: Portrait of a People written by Tom Carter has done just that. Just by opening the book one is immediately transported to the many beautiful areas and people who live within the region. One can completely imagine standing in the same spot as Carter was when he took these photos.
It's as though I have traveled there, although it is only a place that I have dreamed of going. If I were lucky enough to go to China, this book would be tucked snugly within my suitcase, or in Tom Carter's case- backpack! I think that is what sets this book apart from others is that the author literally backpacked across the region and to some extent, risked his life so that we may see China through his eyes.
The people- small children with the softest skin to the most weathered of all workers, Carter shows us more than just color and texture, he lends us a deeper glimpse to the many sides of China as well as human nature!
You can find China: Portrait of a People at Amazon.com