Rian Dundon has been a photographer for over 20 years. He became one to be closer to people, he said. Nearly 15 years ago, he traveled to China to work as an English teacher at a small university. He also explored the culture, getting closer to people and trying to understand his surroundings. That work culminated in a book about his experiences called “Changsha,” published in 2012. Sometime after his foray into China, Dundon returned to the United States and settled in California.