The Forbidden City, located in the center of Beijing, was once the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. It served as home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for 500 years before becoming the Palace Museum. In 1987, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its significant place in the development of Chinese architecture and culture.
Given its significance in Chinese culture from the antiquity to present, you’d think that shooting nude photos in the Forbidden City would be totally cool, right? WRONG.
A photographer has been heavily criticised on social media for taking nude photos in the Forbidden City. Continue Reading