In our previous highlight on the Xishuangbanna Foto Festival in January, we mentioned the I Love Beijing Tian’anmen exhibition of vernacular portraits taken in front of the Forbidden Palace and Tiananmen Square in Bejing over the decades. Chinese photographer Hei Ming takes one step further by re-taking portraits of some of the people in those pictures, decades later. The results are revealing and needless to say, poignant.
More photographs here: eChinacities.com.
“One shouldn’t put their imagination into photography. Nor should they try to change the world when shooting photos. I don’t think I’m an artist. I consider myself as a recorder, documenting people’s lives with my camera.” An interview with Hei Ming here: Hei Ming, a Photographer Documenting People with his Camera.