On Messy Nessy Chic: Saving China’s Memories from the Trash, One Kodak at a Time

What do giant sharks, gymnastics, and a banana-eating competition have in common? They all inhabit the fantastic world of “Beijing Silvermine.” For almost a decade now, this has been the curious project of French photographer Thomas Sauvin, who has been on a tireless mission to rescue and revive the millions of 35 mm negatives floating around Beijing’s black market recycling plants. And it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with the enigmatic band of characters and places it brings together…
Via Messy Nessy Chic.

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