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The countless contradictions I see around me and the ever-present crisis of modernization are what determine my photographic work. First, the influence a foreign civilization is having on the old Chinese culture. Second, how the striving for money is robbing the traditional values of their inner and deeper meaning. These are the social phenomena which I criticize in most of my works.
Wang Qingsong ‘Utopia’ in European Photography vol.24, no.73-74, 2003, p. 56-63.