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Mao Zedong in the New Age (1949-1959)
By Hou Bo

Founding ceremony of China, Oct 1, 1949

Founding ceremony of China, Oct 1, 1949 [China.org.cn]


Hou Bo was born in 1924. She is honorary chairperson of China Women's Photographers Association and is senior photograph reporter at Xinhua News Agency. She started to learn photography in Yan'an in the 1940s and worked as a photographer for the central government from 1949 to 1961. She took numerous pictures for Mao Zedong and other top leaders. According to incomplete statistics, about 400 pictures published of Mao were taken by Hou. 


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