God Gave Us A Couch
These photographs of young Chinese people waiting on a couch outside the lavatory in a club located in Changsha City, China were taken across a period of six months.
In November 2013, Xiaokang Magazine, an affiliate of Qiushi Journal (one of the journals of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China), conducted a survey called “Annual Mood of 2013” amongst Chinese people all over the world. The survey showed that most Chinese people participating in the survey felt “exhausted” in 2013. Urban problems especially problems about housing, transportation and income are especially stressful for the younger generation in China. An increasing number of young people in China prefer to relax their body and liberate their minds in clubs with alcohol.
Photographs & Text: Yang Shuhuai 杨抒怀