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NDDaily: Historic Photos Modified for Political and Artistic Reasons

On April 5, 2010, China Gate ( reprinted a news article from NDDaily (, a Chinese newspaper in China, on Zhang Dali’s historic photo exhibit called “Zhang Dali: A Second History,” which is in the Guangdong Museum of Art from March 27 to April 18, 2010:

According to the article, Zhang’s photo exhibit presents over 130 sets of historic photos with multiple photos of the same scene. They are modified with erased figures and replaced backgrounds for political and artistic reasons. Zhang Dali said: “What we see or know is actually ‘the second history.’ The ‘first history’ was intentionally or unintentionally covered.”

Source: China Gate, April 5, 2010