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Leslie Shang Zhefeng

Photographer

Photographer Leslie Shang Zhefeng was born in 1991 in rural Shaanxi Province, China. lives and works in Shanghai-Xi'an. Environmental, socio-political issues, and the meaning of the man today are the main topics depicts in his work. By observing the situation, ZheFeng reveals challenging moments in today’s society in China through comparison with the generations passed. In an attempt to find out more about the modern family, Shang ZheFeng decides to research his own family archives, old images, and VHS footage. To explore the effect of urbanization on today's man, he photographs construction sites and ruined buildings, presenting a painful dis/connection between the social layers of people inside and outside those structures. With self-portraits, we get closer to learning about the artist’s emotional background and self-awareness. Published by INDIE and WÜL and C41 magazine,In 2020, he began to shoot the long-term project Shanghai Scenery and the project Cypress Slope, shares it’s name with his hometown. The ongoing project My Time is a metaphor for today's society, and the latest project is theater stage.

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