China's ethnic diversity depicted through pop up photographs

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Photographer Colette Fu has created 3-D images of people, costumes, and landscapes that define minority life in Yunnan Province.

Each of China’s 1.3 billion people are members of one—and only one—of 56 ethnic groups; those of mixed blood are not legally permitted to claim two. Over 91 percent of the population are Han Chinese, while the rest—numbering 105 million people—are referred to as "ethnic minorities." While some ethnic minority groups have well-publicized clashes with the majority Han (most famously the Tibetans and Uighurs), the vast majority of the others are little known—even within China.




(via the atlantic)