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Beijing, China. 1982. A group of Chinese watching "the Long Nose," a term which refers to all Westerners, including the photographer.

"Six years after Mao's death, China was at a new turning point in its relationship with the west. Most photos recorded how western photographers saw the changing country, but this picture captured how the Chinese saw westerners, the so-called 'long-nose.' In what looks like a simple street encounter, this photo freezes a typical street scene with a wealth of detail. There are different faces with complex emotions and gazes staring at the 'long-nose,' making eye-contact not only between the objects and the photographer, but also between the objects and the reader." - Colin Pantall

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Beijing, China. 1982. A group of Chinese watching "the Long Nose," a term which refers to all Westerners, including the photographer.

"Six years after Mao's death, China was at a new turning point in its relationship with the west. Most photos recorded how western photographers saw the changing country, but this picture captured how the Chinese saw westerners, the so-called 'long-nose.' In what looks like a simple street encounter, this photo freezes a typical street scene with a wealth of detail. There are different faces with complex emotions and gazes staring at the 'long-nose,' making eye-contact not only between the objects and the photographer, but also between the objects and the reader." - Colin Pantall

We are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions about this or any other Magnum prints. You can contact one of the following print sales associates.

LONDON & NEW YORK
Chelsea Jacob
chelsea.jacob@magnumphotos.com
T: +44 20 7490 1771

PARIS
Christina Vatsella
christina.vatsella@magnumphotos.com
T: +33 1 53 42 50 44

Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.