A True Story


Photobooks: Inkjet on paper and colour cards

14.8 x 21 cm

This project uses photo books to explore the concept of childhood trauma in the context of moral turmoil.
It employs the techniques and lenses of autoethnography, situating a boy’s lived experience within the socio-political context of China’s economic reform during the 1980s. Using methods including photography, computer-generated imagery, autobiography and photo montage, It constructs a series of fragmented visual narratives from a boy’s perspective, depicting his first peep into adulthood following the repaid economic growth and subsequent moral degeneration.
Inspired by children’s allegory books, this project takes the form of mini booklets. Insinuating the invisible exercise of power, it seeks to interrogate how childhood is sacrificed in the name of economic progression.
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