Entry Title: "Red Fragments "
Name: Jian Gao , United States
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story, Student
Entry Description: Red Fragments— is a long-term project that shows Chinese culture and Chinese living condition in several symbolic Chinese cities through a personal visual journal. For the past two years, I have been travelling to cities like Shantou, Chongqing, Kashgar, and Shanghai to photograph life in the streets mainly first, second and third generation of Chinese families. Capturing the values, traditions and rituals of the Chinese culture in these cities to mirror the reality that China is going through a transition. I want people to know more about real contemporary Chinese living conditions in China through my eyes.