Cemetery offers a unique perspective on one of a ordinary scene which usually ignored by people. Chinese people think every life comes from nature, so people should go back and become a part of nature. Thus, cemetery has symbolic significance which implies the the traditional relationship of humans with nature. This fine art project encourages people to see traces of human existence in nature.
AUTHOR: Le Chang (United States)
My name is Le Chang and I was born on the 14th of November, 1991 in ChengDu, China. When I was a child, I was interested in visual art especially animation and collecting stamps. As hobbies, they helped me to develop my visual tastes.The first time I was exposed to photography was when I was in primary school. My father gave me an auto focus film camera. I always took landscape photos and in order to get better visual effects, I began to pay more attention on color and light. I think this was my first time I used different perspectives to observe the world, and these experiences influenced my development as a photographer.
After high school, I went to Beijing Institute of Technology. My major was traffic engineering. Like most Chinese people, I thought to become an engineer would give me a good income and elevated social status. However, I realized this major was not suitable for me, as I am both emotional and sensitive. I was always idealistic and ignored practicality. On the other hand, as a city planner, recording the city's design and structures is an indispensable part of my artistic development. For me, photography is objective and a stable method for exploring reality. Thus, I began to shoot plenty of images for my thesis on traffic movements and planning. Fortunately, it achieved success. I got A in my final review.
When I graduated from university, I became a documentary photographer instead of an urban planner. My projects focused on social issue and Chinese traditional culture. I am fond of social documentary photography because it desires to record the realities of everyday life. Documentary photography is more concerned with exploring a real world to draw people’s attention to how we live. I want to capture each moment to record unique cultural moments and show what really happens around us with my camera.
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