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A Lot to Say

A Lot to Say

I’m unsure what his sign says but I suspect it has something to do with Falun Gong, a group based on the teachings of Li Hongzhi. Because of the ban by the Chinese government there has been reports of persecution and intimidation by the Chinese. It could be that the sign is a statement to highlight the human rights abuses in China but I could be way off base. My Leica in Chinatown using Neopan 100SS.

POTD: Tai-Chi-Chuan by Sebastien Bartoli.

6 comments to “A Lot to Say”

  1. makes me think of this photograph of my own in dublin earlier this year
    we record these concerns in our photographs but does the international community really put any pressure on the chinese regime?

    dylan mcburney
  2. Hey Dylan..yeah it does look similar and interesting that they are also in Dublin. They are always in SF’s Chinatown and I doubt any pressure will be placed on the Chinese government.

  3. Love it! You really give the SF feeling in your blog.Make me want to go there and shoot 🙂

  4. Thanks Michael! If you’re ever in town again let me know as I’d love to show you around. 🙂

  5. John,

    It’s not a Falun Gong poster at all. It looks like she is asking the SF police and city government to help her get justice: as her children have been abducted and/or killed, her home broken into, her brother died of a heart attack brought on by fear, etc., etc., and because of Chinese ethnic solidarity in SF she has no help within the community, so she’s turning to the government. (Some of the characters are hard to make out.)

  6. Thanks Kevin! Someone on Flickr said the same thing.

    John Agoncillo

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