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Kunming countryside depicted by Dominique Musorrafiti
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A Visual Exploration of Kunming’s Rural Landscapes

Walking around the Yunnan countryside with a camera in hand, Dominique Musorrafiti set out to capture the everyday life of the rural community. Armed with … Read more

Chinese street children
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110 kids: Photo Project on Chinese Street Children

Documenting the Lives of Children Living on the Streets of China Most of the shots were taken in the narrow streets of Kunming, many of … Read more

Kingdom of the Little People
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27 images of the Bizarre Kingdom of the Little People

Analog Cameras and Rare Films Capture the Theme Park Actors and Set in a Vivid Photo Gallery

Using analog cameras and rare films, Dominique Musorrafiti captured a series of photos portraying the actors of the theme park and their set, resulting in a kaleidoscopic photo gallery.

The Kingdom of the Little People is a theme park in China that employs people with dwarfism to perform comic acts for visitors. It has been both praised for providing job opportunities and criticized for treating dwarfism as a comedic condition. The park requires employees to be less than 51 inches tall and provides accessible dormitories. Visitors can watch performances where the actors pretend to live in small mushroom-shaped houses and act out scenes from fairy tales, ballets, and Qigong, and sometimes hip-hop dances. The park was founded in 2009 by a wealthy real estate investor who hopes to employ 1,000 people with dwarfism and make the park a popular tourist destination.

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Images of the Kingdom of the little people in China

Camera: Mamiya rz67 pro II
Lens: 50mm Sekor lens with 6×7
Film: Kodak E100G

Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People

Camera: Lubitel 166+
Film: Fuji Velvia Xpro

Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People

Camera: Spinner 360
Film: Ferrania Solaris 800

Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People

Camera: Mamiya rz67 pro II
Film: EIR Aerochrome Color Infrared overexposed

Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People

Camera: Lubitel 166+
Film: EIR Aerochrome Color Infrared

Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People

Camera: Horizon Kompakt
Film: Expired Lucky Charm 200

Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People

Camera: Horizon Kompakt
Film: Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (35mm)

Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Kingdom of the Little People
Living in a post atomic China
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The Cost of Progress: Life in Kunming’s Displaced Communities

Impact of urban renewal on communities in China: A photo essay on the changing face of China’s ‘City of Eternal Spring Kunming, the capital city … Read more

1800 Lomo pictures create amazing Chinese Interactive Mosaic
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1800 Lomo pictures create amazing Chinese Interactive Mosaic

Dominique Musorrafiti expresses her love for analog photography in this Mosaic made with more than 1800 selected analog original pictures. To view the Interactive Mosaic … Read more