From military outpost to artistic haven

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Duration: 52’
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The Matsu Archipelago is Taiwan’s most exposed outpost, located at the southeastern tip of Fujian Province, mainland China. After years of living under martial law, the islands returned to a more normal life.

In 1997, British photographer Chris Stowers visited Matsu and witnessed these dramatic changes, turning this militarized region into an artistic center.

He is now back. With its picturesque villages and quaint customs, Matsu seems to have successfully achieved its transition.