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Wang Mei > Born in 1960. She works and lives in Lanzhou. She is a member of the Chinese 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.

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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.