美撒 (aka Eric Guo) has a most beautiful set of 6×6 black and white photographs on Flickr. One of my friends found him there and he wrote to her: “People in the pictures belong to the “Yi” who developed their own alphabet and language and live 3000m above sea level in the mountains. The Yi work very hard but it’s difficult for them to escape poverty. I am a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts, live in Beijing, and am a survive of the “bottom of society.””
You must see the whole set via the link in order to appreciate the style.
UPDATE: Thanks to the always surprising photo network, Eric’s work may soon be featured on The UK’s Daily Telegraph photography section, Telephoto.