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The photos depicting children were the most interesting to me. Based on the amount ratio of kids photographs, Reg Murphy was also interested in them. The reasons I was most drawn to them were the colors and emotions of the children.
My visual essay conveys the innocence of children. The idea of innocence is striking considering the situation in China at the time. The West looked down on China's turn to communism, and Americans in 1972 would have most likely pictured school as indoctrination. However, these pictures convey something completely different. They simply depict innocent children that don't differ too much from American children.