Photos from the good Communists 60s Chinese Operas

Slate hat tolle Bilder von Zhang Yaxin, dem Hoffotografen von Mao Zedongs Frau und den von ihr entwickelten Opern. Mehr der Bilder findet man hier.

Photographer Zhang Yaxin was one of the only people in China with access to color film during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-76). Zhang was a photographer for Xinhua News Agency when he was chosen by Jiang Qing, the wife of Chairman Mao Zedong, to photograph the performances of the model operas she developed after the Communist Party leaders banned traditional Peking opera for being too bourgeois.

Rare Color Photos of 1960s Chinese Operas (via Animal NY)