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Thomas Sauvin

Born 1983 in Paris, France.
Lives and works in Paris and Beijing, China.
Chinese photography expert Thomas Sauvin traveled the length and breadth of China for over 10 years assembling a vast collection for the English Archive of Modern Conflict project. Interested in vernacular photography, since 2009 he has collected discarded negatives from a recycling plant north of Beijing. His continuously changing Beijing Silvermine archive, which contains over a half-million anonymous snapshots, has featured in many exhibitions, collaborative projects and publications.