GIRLS

Ai Weiwei pronounced the young artist Luo Yang a “rising star of Chinese photography”. In GIRLS she takes an intimate look at an undermined, yet extremely cool, generation of young Chinese women, who defy stereotypes and expectations – and are mesmerizing.

Luo Yang
Eva Morawietz

22,5 × 27,5 cm
168 pages
85 photos
English, Mandarin
Hardcover, printed linen
ISBN 978-3-903101-40-1

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Authors

  • Luo Yang

    Luo Yang (1984) was born and raised in Liaoning Province in China’s northeast. In 2012, Ai Weiwei pronounced her one [...] more

Awards

  • Deutscher Fotobuchpreis
  • ADC Global Awards
  • One Eyeland Photography Awards

Details

Luo Yang’s GIRLS belong to a part of contemporary China that is rarely taken note of in the West. Her portraits depict an emerging Chinese youth culture that defies imposed expectations and stereotypes: GIRLS are badass and self-aware with a supreme sense of cool, yet also insecure, vulnerable and torn. Underlying tensions and ambivalent emotions lend friction to Luo’s images and deny a conclusive reading. Above all, her work is a testament to her subjects’ individuality. It explores themes of youth and femininity while challenging traditional beliefs about Chinese women. GIRLS thus also reflect a shifting mindset with regard to concepts of femininity and identity in modern China.

Description

Luo Yang’s GIRLS belong to a part of contemporary China that is rarely taken note of in the West. Her portraits depict an emerging Chinese youth culture that defies imposed expectations and stereotypes: GIRLS are badass and self-aware with a supreme sense of cool, yet also insecure, vulnerable and torn. Underlying tensions and ambivalent emotions lend friction to Luo’s images and deny a conclusive reading. Above all, her work is a testament to her subjects’ individuality. It explores themes of youth and femininity while challenging traditional beliefs about Chinese women. GIRLS thus also reflect a shifting mindset with regard to concepts of femininity and identity in modern China.

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Weight1 kg / 2.2 lbs
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