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Ke Peng

2013 - Ongoing

China

"To the place where light never changes,

and people stroll through the dust,

where a thousand miles of river hidden in the fog.

To the first place I have been, but don’t know much about."

I tried to reconnect with Hunan, a southern province of China, where everything seems suspended and eternal. It was the first place I had ever been in the world. I also turned to the place I grew up, Shenzhen, a city as young as me, where everything is marked by perpetual movement and rapid change.

The population of Shenzhen grew from 30,000 to 15,000,000 in the span of thirty years, which made me curious and aware of the relation between the limitations of space and the sudden expansion of the city. I look into both the new and the old in modern China by photographing between these two places.

I am particularly interested in how human experiences are distinct yet connected.

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  • Untitled, Shenzhen, China, 2015

  • Untitled, Changde, China, 2014

  • Untitled, Changsha, China, 2014

  • Untitled, Changde, China, 2015

  • Untitled, Changde, China, 2015

  • Untitled, Changde, China, 2015

  • Untitled, Changde, China, 2015

  • Untitled, Shenzhen, China, 2014

  • Untitled, Changde, China, 2014

  • Untitled, Shenzhen, China, 2014

  • Untitled, Changde, China, 2014

  • Untitled, Changde, China, 2015

  • Untitled, Changsha, China, 2014

  • Untitled, Shenzhen, China, 2015

  • Untitled, Shenzhen, China, 2015

  • Untitled, Changsha, China, 2014

  • Untitled, Changde, China, 2015

  • Untitled, Changde, China, 2015

  • Untitled, Changsha, China, 2014

  • Untitled, Shenzhen, China, 2014


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