For his series China: Undercurrents, photographer Ian Teh took several 1000 km road-trips along the frontiers of Russia and North Korea along the Chinese border. "From the hustle and bustle of the Chinese markets catering to Russian tourists and entrepreneurs to the deadly quiet Chinese towns near the North Korean border, this work is an exploration of the surreal lives that exist in these artificial places, special economic zones that have been created by governmental mandates."
Documenting the Chinese Border Between Russia and North Korea
Northeast of Ngoring Lake, a residential development rises on the plateau. The Tibetans, who once occupied homes made of woven yak hair that were built to be moved around, now live in permanent structures. Evan Osnos on Ian Teh’s haunting photos of Chinese landscapes: http://nyr.kr/Yqm9dG (Photograph by Ian Teh)