Luo Yang Captures A New Generation Of Chinese Women

Chinese photographer Luo Yang’s ‚GIRLS’ portrait series will be exhibited in a new show at MO-INDUSTRIES in Berlin, opening on May 20th.

„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.

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All images © Luo Yang, courtesy of MO-INDUSTRIES.

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