Peasant Farmer, Hua'Cheng Commune, Huaxian County, Guangdong, 1975-76

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Comments (12)

M.Kranenborg-Torn on February 21, 2010

lovely portret. Warm wishes from Greetje

Ian Stehbens on February 21, 2010

Thank you, Greetje and Annie. It is wonderful how a portrait can connect the photographer with the subject. I feel I have known her for the last 35 years yet I have never known her name. How I would love to meet her again now! I am delighted that you both can share in this with me.

Warmest regards,


Ian Stehbens on February 22, 2010

I have recorded in my journal that there were 64,458 people on the commune cultivating 4283 Ha. 80% of the cultivated land was dedicated to padi rice production, with peanuts, jute, sugarcane, tobacco, vegetables, mandarins, lychees, pineapple and watermelon also produced.

This 22 year old was a production team leader, the people being organised into 615 production teams.

bdeh on February 22, 2010

Nice picture Ian. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on February 22, 2010

Sincerest greetings, Berend. Thanks for your appreciation again.


Theolfa on February 23, 2010

Very pleasant peasant, Ian, and so young! Lovely portrait! Theolfa

Ian Stehbens on February 23, 2010

She was unaware that I photographed her, Theolfa, for I was using a 200mm lens and had stood back behind our group so as to be less obtrusive. I think that allowed this very natural moment.Thanks for your appreciative comment.


Theolfa on February 23, 2010

I must try that sometime, Ian, thanks for the lesson! Theolfa

gezginruh on February 23, 2010

Time goes by... GGR

Ian Stehbens on February 24, 2010

It is thrue, Fü, but in my mind she is still 22, and 35 years later I am just a little older!!

All the best, Theolfa and Füsun.


brezza on February 24, 2010

Nice and curious,natural portrait Ian Stehbens :-) Greetings,brezza

Ian Stehbens on February 24, 2010

Thank you, Brezza.

Warm greetings,


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