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Tian Ye > Born in 1962 in Kaifeng, Henan Province. He started to take photos in 1989. He is now the vice president of the Young Henan Photographers Association.

True or real? China. PRIVATE 50
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1.99 | PRIVATE 50 | 2010 | True or real? China

Human relationships, which function according to “traditional” expressive and behavioral codes, become devoid of their original foundation, thus merely retaining their “formal” aspects, which in turn imbues them with a greater complexity, given that it becomes increasingly difficult to gauge the sincerity and depth of what one says (and of what one is).

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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 interpretation.