2000 No. 4 Beijing Rong Rong

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This series features several images that evoke the loss of a place and a past related to Beijing. In the province of Fujian in China. He began his career in 1992 as a photographer in the department of the Beijing Art Industrial Center. A year later, RongRong will live in the city of Dashanzhuang. It located in China which will be renamed Beijing East Village. He will work with residents and be their documentary photographer. After the evacuation of the East Village in 1995, he will continue his photographic project with the Beijing 2000 series. This series shows several images that evoke the loss of a place and a past related to Beijing. This photo series will be part of his work in collaboration with his partner Inri. Then he will work on architecture and portraits.


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Here is a house of straw burning before our eyes. This photograph refers to the evacuation of Beijing. It is part of a series of chronological photographs. The house is burning. But when the fire is extinguished, a woman stands. She doesn't look at the camera. She turns her back on us. She stares at the small house of straw and cinder blocks that burns. The woman wears a white silk dress. But a naked man and another woman are lying on the floor on white sheets.