Friday, February 19, 2010

Rong Rong

Rong Rong is a Beijing based photographer who was born impoverished and worked in his father's grocery store in a Fujian province for three years to save enough money to buy his first camera. Much of his photography captures life around the fringe areas of Beijing in an area with the same namesake and more underground than what New York had with Allen Ginsberg -- "The East Village". Several of these images are created in collaboration with his wife, the artist, Inri.

This image (above) is of Zhang Huan's performance "12 Square Meters", the documenting of which, Rong Rong wrote a letter to his sister about.

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