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Frozen are the winds of time

Lu Wang

2019 - Ongoing

Taiyuan, Shanxi Sheng, China

My father, who lives in his hometown, has been suffering an incurable brain damage after a car accident when I was 12 years old. Since then, he lost his sense of time. Even I come home to visit him every year, he often mistakes me for someone else.

On the other hand, in recent years, the “city construction project” promoted by the new mayor has brought a big change to my hometown. But compared with the changed city, most people there seem to speak and dress in the same way as a decade ago. They stay unchanged and there’s a stark contrast between them and the city. In my father’s mind, I might be or am always a student attending a primary school in my hometown. But in reality I live in a world parallel to his. For him, I may have already become a stranger.

Taking pictures of my father and my hometown has given me a chance to face what I had been trying to escape from in my childhood. And I have found that my father, who lives in a different time from the real world, and those who lives in a fast developing city, share the same mind-set. The wind of time has continued to blow, but nothing has ever changed.

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    Parents' wedding photo

  • Frozen are the winds of time #04
    Father's casebook

  • Frozen are the winds of time #05
    Father who refuses to be photographed

  • Frozen are the winds of time #24
    Buddha worshipped at grandma's house

  • Frozen are the winds of time #18
    Father and mother

  • Frozen are the winds of time #09
    Father often forgets about food in the fridge due to a wrong sense of time

  • Frozen are the winds of time #02
    Lunar New Year's paper-cutting on the window

  • Frozen are the winds of time #50
    Father in hiding

  • Frozen are the winds of time #08
    My father

  • Frozen are the winds of time #23
    A new high-rise building being built

  • Frozen are the winds of time #19
    The neighborhood under renovation

  • Frozen are the winds of time #16
    Recreational facilities in a renovated neighborhood

  • Frozen are the winds of time #29
    People doing sports in a park

  • Frozen are the winds of time #36
    People singing under an overpass

  • Frozen are the winds of time #30
    High-rise buildings under construction

  • Frozen are the winds of time #38
    Brother and his pet

  • Frozen are the winds of time #22
    Renovated park

  • Frozen are the winds of time #54
    People worshipping Buddha and offering incense on Mount Wutai
    (Mount Wutai, located in Shanxi, is one of the Four Sacred Mountains in Chinese Buddhism.)

  • Frozen are the winds of time #62
    A newly-built Buddha on Mount Wutai

  • Frozen are the winds of time #57
    Rainbow in a street


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