From strings of street-corner New Year firecrackers to massive star-burst rockets, fireworks are an indelible component of Chinese culture. However, fireworks had become globalised long before the Cultural Revolution and the spectacular displays above Tiananmen Square held no particular cultural or revolutionary significance; similar displays, celebrating a multitude of different events, could be viewed in cities across the world.
h. 60mm w. 59mm 13.4g
Tiananmen Square, National Day 1966
h. 53mm w. 50mm 8.9g