我2009年开始为独生子女拍摄这样的肖像,拍他们和他们的镜像并存于同一空间的状态。我出生在 1983 年的头上,从 1979 年开始,“独生子女政策”在中国已经执行了 30 年,从此整个国家中生产出的大多数儿童不再是兄弟姐妹众多,而是独生一人。“两个我们”的拍摄对我来说是一个仪式,把这段被称为独生子女的时代记录下来。即使这些照片需要两次曝光才能完成,是一种虚构的影像,但是我认为放在当下的环境里这个影像是比现实还真实的。

I started Two of Us in 2009. I photograph people who grew up as only child in China with an imaginary sibling. They are all only child as a result of the strict 30 years of One-Child Policy. The policy is enforced at provincial level through fines and other punishments, leaving a result of over 100 million only child in China.

The One-child Policy in China restricts the number of children a married urban couple can have to one. In fact, nearly every Chinese born after 1980 in urban, including myself, is only child with no siblings. The policy is enforced at provincial level through fines and other punishments, leaving a result of over 100 million only child in China.

The absence of siblings left deep imprint on One-Child generation‘s identity, The loneliest generation in China history are searching for something more meaningful to connect with others.

Beside the Rusticated Youth of China, and the Culture Revolution, the only child generation was the nation’s most turmoil in post-Mao China, but it is more personal and internal. To me, the imaginary of Two of Us is much true than today‘s reality, the progress of shooting Two of Us is a ceremony to record the history of One-Child into memories.

One Child Policy