We are pleased to announce, Hometown, by photographer Yangkun Shi, will be exhibited at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (6 – 21 May 2017) and Wolverhampton Art Gallery (23 May – 7 June 2017).

This image is selected from the Solastalgia project, which is about a young Chinese generation exploring memories and seeking identities, in the context of tremendous change in China. By taking photos in order to describe the social reality, from my perspective, the project not only questions the impact of the industrialisation, but also reflects my uncertainties under a particular environment.

Yangkun Shi, born 1991, Shangshui, Henan province, China. He received a first degree in Journalism at Anqing Normal University, then went to the University of Arts, London, to study photojournalism and documentary photography. In December 2016, he gained an MFA degree.

View more of Yangkun’s projects at www.shiyangkun.com.

You can also view more prints from this series at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, in our frameless display, from 10am – 3pm on Saturday 6 May 2017.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Images copyright Yangkun Shi. All rights reserved. Solastalgia 3, 2016; Solastalgia 2, 2016; Solastalgia 4, 2016; Solastalgia 1, 2016.

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