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Wandering Soul

Chinese government is always very busy demolishing dwelling these year and selling the land to the overseas merchant and rich business real estate agency. This phenomonen lasts about 10 years already since the reform and open of China.

So, lots and lots people lost their home and only get a little pension from government, those small amount of money can’t offord them a new comfortable house at all so they have to loan from the bank.Then their whole life is to work for bank just want to pay off the loan.

Most of the Chinese people lead such a poor life but small amount of rich business men and the officals, they master the most percent of money in China and use them for themselves.We know this, most of Chinese people know this, but we can not do anything for it, only bearing and escaping.

What I photographed is one of this dwelling in my home city-Wuhan.This is a big city and once was the biggest and busiest city in the world in the early 20th centry.But now,it begin to decline.

It is a pity that my home city become like this, I was born there and feel so lucky to be a witness of the development of the city.Now, most of the old and classical buildings are demolished by force, the force is from different aspect.What I photographed is just a kind of building-“Xian an fang”

I name this as “Wandering Soul” because when people was drived out of their home, they are wandering because although their bodies can be put into a room but the feeling of losing their home is just like a wandering soul which feel lonely and helpless.

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Emotion of the city-Uncertainty

I always want to do a big project about the city London, which I arrived last September and will stay here for another 3 years.Future is the most uncertain thing, who knows?

London is a quite modern and cultural diverse city,I can not tell exactly what is different from Beijing, Tokyo or New York, some people say they all big city, they are all busy and modern cities, but few people can tell the differences between them.I never been to Beijing city before except the custom, although it is just in China, although it is just 9 hours train from my hometown.But people who came from Beijing, living here said: London is more attractive than other city.

Maybe, the red bus, the red telephone booth, Big Ben, Tower Bridge are the most popular signs to all the people in the world.Even me, can not get rid of the stereotype, when I arrived London last year, the first place I went to was Big Ben.I remember when I was walking along the Thames River on the Westminster Bridge, the Big Ben is just in front of my eyes.I can not control my emotion to the world famous building.It seems all the landscape is not important, only the Big Ben is the thing I want mostly.

So, I can understand well that when people living and walking in this city, what a complex emtion they have.But it is hard to express, through the photos.When I walking on the Oxford Street, I feel besides the Luxury, I can feel a really complicate feeling between the walkers and passersby.I want to use my lens to catch the face and the expression on their face.There are so many tourists there as well as the citizens.Also some photographers like me.:) I don’t know whether such kind of street portraits can express the emotion of the city but I am sure these must be one part of the big theme.

This four photos are my final exhibition show.Now the exhibition is in the lower street gallery.

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