“What we have in common are a fragility and braveness inside of us. We face the world with our sincerity.”The girls portrayed in the candid yet sensitive series appear both fragile and self-assured, bold and free. Taken together, the photographs subvert stereotypes, conveying the restless energy of a country in flux. Speaking of her relationship with her subjects in a recent interview, the Beijing-based photographer – who was named one of the rising stars of Chinese photography by Ai Weiwei – explains, “By shooting them, I understood their life better and it made my own world bigger and wider. We might have different values and world views, but what we have in common are a fragility and braveness inside of us. We face the world with our sincerity.”
If you’re in Berlin, we’d highly recommend dropping by the vernissage tonight (Friday 20th May) at MO-Industries, Rosa Luxemburg Straße 16, 10178 Berlin, from 7pm onwards.