Plato once wrote that Rhea, mother of the gods in Greek mythology, created three types of tribes: Male, female and the “mix-and-match”. Being superior in strength, both mentally and physically, this third super-non-man tribe at one point in ancient times even tried to banish the gods from Mount Olympus, or so the story has it.
Whether Mao's was the original sin or suit, fact is his liquidation of the individual through repeated political and cultural shockwaves and unisex has in the past decade undeniably led to an explosion of individuality and creativity across China's first-tier cities.
The art of makeup goes back thousands of years in Mainland China, way back to when the Earth’s natural resources were used to paint one’s face. So when it comes to the artistry that is "body painting"... (Ta)boo or not to boo?
China’s various traditional minority dress and lifestyle codes have had an extensive influence on urban culture nationwide.
Photographer Laurent Hou explains, "People you photograph expose themselves and their way of life to you and your lens, but you too expose yourself to them." It's all about the vice versa of the visual arts.
SHIN! Youth street photography emphasizes the attitude and personality of China’s youngsters and urban trendsetters -- aka the post-95s.
Tattoos have been engraved in Chinese culture for a long time, yet for most of that history, they were stigmatized.
China's contempo artistic scene is increasingly letting its socio-politico voice hit those high notes. From AQ critiques to views on humanity and sexuality.
China's original TǔKù culture. The very Chinese phenomenon that is TǔKù takes a more direct approach to shooting images, staged around popular tourist areas.
A nation decides to alter its political system as to open up and become more appealing to the outside world. In the process, the nation becomes more susceptible to global influences.