Some examples of cultural differences that prevail from Asia; Chinese (generally) perceive B&W images to represent the notion of the past, and more predominantly with someone/thing that has died. As such, appreciation of B&W imagery as an art form is not overly common amongst Chinese ethnics, although the world does evolve. A more general Asian mentality with respect to purchasing, for example, prints from a gallery exhibition of "good" documentary photography is "why would I want to hang a photo on the wall of someone I don't know!"