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Su Sheng | Chinese childhood

[ from PRIVATE 50, p. 62-65 ]

[ from PRIVATE 50, p. 62-65 ]

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One-child policy in China has been implemented for 30 years, a time that has seen reform and the opening up of society. During this period, life has changed dramatically in China’s cities and towns and in the vast majority of family relations from the “four generations”, transformed into “House 3”. The photography project, “Childhood” discusses and demonstrates how the city’s “well-off children” live (in China, commonly known as “Little Emperor”). They come into the world on the sustenance of the family’s expectations, they have enough to live comfortably. They have their own room, countless toys, a good education and almost all they want. However, in contemporary China, it seems that all the adults are busy and expect to earn more money, to achieve better living conditions. When I pick up a camera and walk into these children’s living space, I listen to them and want to record their frame of mind.

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