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Special Project
From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards


Nominated in Instagrammer of the Year

About @beijing_silvermine

French artist and collector Thomas Sauvin created an iconic imagery compendium capturing China post Cultural Revolution and providing the world with this rare look into Chinese life. His Silvermine Project that began with the discovery of “anonymous color negatives destined for destruction in a Beijing recycling zone,” Thomas has since accumulated 500K+ images. The viral sensation rapidly captured a global following and NY Times coverage, and gained 85K+ Instagram followers who enjoy the fascinating glimpses of the time-stamped, retro life.

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