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  • “Home of Youth”
  • Yuyang Liu (bio)

In 2007, when he was just sixteen, Yuyang began documenting his daily experiences at High School No. 7, in Chengdu, China. He continued shooting for three years, until graduation, and discovered that in photographing his own life at No. 7, he was archiving the memory of his generation. Thus, in these images, he offers a window into the vitality of his country’s youth culture that is all but absent in Western perceptions of China. [End Page 70]


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Students compete in the annual two-day sports-meeting opening parade dance contest, which is judged by the headmaster.

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A break between classes.

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Homework on Saturday, preparing for the National College Entrance Examination.


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Yoga class, an opportunity to relax.

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Student uniforms display the school’s name as a show of simplicity and collectivism.


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A late-night snack in the dorm following night lessons.

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Temperature detection during a widespread flu epidemic in China in 2009.

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The annual two-day sports-meeting opening parade, 2009.

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Yuyang Liu

Yuyang Liu is a documentary photographer focusing on development problems in China. His work Auspicious Things won the 2014 Magnum Foundation Human Rights & Photography Fellowship, and The Art of Architecture was a finalist for the fifth OFPiX Foundation Awards. He lives in China.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2154-6932
Print ISSN
0042-675X
Pages
pp. 70-77
Launched on MUSE
2014-10-31
Open Access
No
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