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L Morgan Reynolds
L Morgan Reynolds • 2 years ago

Young bonsai specialist, 1988 Young Bonsai Specialist, 1988

  • L Morgan Reynolds
    L Morgan Reynolds • 2 years ago

    In the Reform era in particular, traditional visual elements were tolerated more than in earlier periods. In the process, the genre proved itself to be extremely adaptable to the changing circumstances. Around the 1990s, as disposable incomes rose and material wealth became affordable for increasing numbers of people, traditional baby images, but with cameras around their necks, or watches on their wrists, became the norm. But modernity creeped in in other ways too: the 'young bonsai specialist' above puts various elements of modernity and development in a traditional miniature landscape.