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PRIVATE 50 | True or Real? CHINA

In contemporary China, uncertainty about what is “true” and what is “false”, “reality” and “appearance”, extends from the realm of photography to that of existence itself. We often feel that we are confronted with such an illusory, ambiguous, unexpected “reality” as to lead us to doubt not just our perceptions, but our very capacity for […]

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[ from PRIVATE 50, p. 08-13 ]

Wang Mei | Poetic Living

I started to be interested in old towns in Northwest China by sheer accident. Old towns here refer to inhabited cities as opposed to abandoned cities. These old towns remain alive because of people living in them in the depth of time.


[ from PRIVATE 50, p. 14-19 ]

Ma Hongjie | Family Stuff

Chinese society has rapidly undergone structural transformation since it has initiated the progress of modernization. Grounded on such a transitional era, the photographic


[ from PRIVATE 50, p. 20-23 ]

Jiao Jian | To fill the void

I use my body to fill in a gap. Such a personal experience foregrounds the value of “body” over “personality” (spirit), which successfully transfers anxiety and bodily pain into pleasure…


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