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.
Art and politics have always been intertwined; with politics being a quintessential source of inspiration for creative critique par excellence. There are eras in which the connection is more apparent than in others, yet in more recent years artists in China have been expressing their political opinions en masse.
A Chinese masquerade that runs from painted monkey mayhem on the stage to smokin' hot political smog outrage on the streets... Face masks and Chinese culture are inextricably linked.
Once a country dominated by pop (and though it still has a dominant position in the market), it seems China’s music scene is becoming more diverse. Rave 'n Roll!
Art is an integral in culture as it provides a deeper understanding of our emotions and self-awareness. Enter: China's underground artists.
SHIN! Youth street photography emphasizes the attitude and personality of China’s youngsters and urban trendsetters -- aka the post-95s.