I re-discover parts of my cultural heritage, portraying the different facets of the life of mountain villages in between the Italian and Slovenian borders. What I found was a community of survivors. (more…)
Ziqian Liu is a self-portrait photographer based in Shanghai. There are two main themes in her work. The first is about the symbiosis between human beings and nature. To some extent, it can be said that human beings and the rest of the natural world are equal. We live in the same world, breathing the same air, mutual tolerance. In her works, she tries to find a state of harmony between humans and nature, because in this state of symbiosis, beauty will be most embodied. The second theme is about perspective. Things we are familiar with often remain in a fixed image. She tries to convey through her work the different findings – the same subjects seen from different angles.
In her work, the image in the mirror represents the idealized world she wishes to live in, and the integration with the outside is just a reminder to respect and recognize the imbalance in the real world, but also to adhere to the order and principles of our hearts.