The EOS 5D Mark IV sheds new light on a fading Chinese tradition

Working by the light of a gas lamp, an elderly fisherman sits atop his bamboo raft as a bird dives overhead. The unlikely pair are fishing together, man and cormorant working in harmony in an ancient Chinese practise dating back 600 years.

Canon Ambassador, Joel Santos, captures this fading tradition, as the country’s rapid modernisation has brought unprecedented tourism to the Li River along, along with a lack of uptake among younger generations. Taking the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with him to bridge tradition and modernity through images, he provides an insight into his journey to document change.

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This video was recorded with a Canon EOS 5D MKIV, plus a series of L lenses (16-35, 24-70, 85, 70-200).


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