Photojournalism Series: In the Tobacco Industry, Two Worlds..

The Cigarette Park at the Hongta Group, China
which also has a tobacco museum. Photo by
Rocco Rorandelli. Click to enlarge..

August 4, 2010 - When the photographer Rocco Rorandelli traveled to China and India, the world's largest tobacco producers, he found startling differences between the two, as Emily Epstein reports. He spent nearly a year making plans before he troaveled to China and India, the first and second largest tobacco producers in the world, respectively. What he found were startling differences: in China, the cigarette stands for prosperity; in India, undeniable poverty.

In the Tobacco Industry, Two Worlds by EMILY ANNE EPSTEIN, LENS Photography, Video and Visual Journalism, 8/3/2010.

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