Section of the Great Wall cut by the Jiayuguan-Dunhuang Highway

Published by imageservices on October 17, 2008 in Photo of the day.

Powerhouse Museum – Sydney

Section of the Great Wall cut by the Jiayuguan-Dunhuang Highway

Jean-François Lanzarone, spent a month in China in 2006 photographing the Great Wall and the landscape for an exhibition. He recalls

‘A sand storm had reached Jiayuguan in China during the night on the 14th of May.
In the morning, the sky was white, the light flat and the sand from the Gobbi was still carried away by a very strong wind. I packed the camera into a water proof case and went to photograph the section of the Great Wall cut by the Jiayuguan-Dunhuang Highway. When I arrived to the site, the sun started to pierce and I was confident we’ll have a sunny day to photograph all the other places around Jiayuguan for the Museum exhibition The Great Wall of China: dynasties, dragons and warriors . But the sun never managed to completely disintegrate this white sky and all the other views were shot on that day with an unusual soft filtered grey light.’

Photography by Jean-François Lanzarone
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0

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