Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown

December 28, 2018
By Zhang JiaminEditor: Wei Lingling
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
A Jiaodong Woman (1983). A villager in Luyang, Penglai, carries some flowers home after farm work. 

 

The Art Museum of Renmin University of China in Beijing will open an exhibition of works by Lü Jingbo on December 29 to celebrate her photographic achievements over the past 40 years, organizers have announced.
 
The display will include 100 of her best known works, most of which were taken in her hometown of Jiaodong peninsula, east China's Shandong Province, in the 80s and 90s.

The works, in various styles, embody Lü's emotions of many different periods in the last four decades.

The exhibition will form an overview of reform and opening up and also concentrate on a presentation of the observation, reflection, and recording of Chinese society during this time.

Lü decided to become a photographer in the late 70s. In 1988, she served as a professional photographer in Penglai Cultural Center, Shandong.

Lü was given a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Art in her youth, which made her one of the first group of female photographers to achieve that.

In 1992, Lü's personal photo collection was published by People's Fine Arts Publishing House. Wu Yinxian, a renowned photographer and Lü's teacher, wrote a preface for the collection, in which he said that "Lü's works are full of local characteristic and clearly reflected the creative power and dedicated spirit of people from the general population in the construction of socialism."

Lü is presently in charge of the management work of China Women Photographers Association. She has dedicated herself to the development of Chinese women's photography.

The exhibition will run till January 10.
 
The following are some of Lü's works.
 
 
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Daughters of the Sea (1982)
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Status (1983)
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Fighting Drought (1981). People in Mengjiacun village, Penglai, carry water to the fields to ensure crops' growth.
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Honors (1984)
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Parents Leave for Work (1982)
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
My Dowry (1983)
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Practicing Ping-pong (1981)
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Doing Laundry (1989). It was a trend for women in Chaoshui Town, Penglai, to go to the riverside to wash their clothes by bike which was a symbol of getting rich. 
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Weave Nets (1984). Women in Liujiawang village, Penglai, usually weave nets on the beach when men are out fishing on the sea.
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Rural Women Go to A Fair After Gathering (1990)
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Three Jiaodong Women (1986)
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Fishing Light Festival (1982). People in Chuwang village, Penglai, celebrate the traditional festival on the 13th day of the first lunar month each year. 
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Peaceful Life (2002). A woman in Baise, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, walks home after farm work.
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
Party (1988)
Photographer's Exhibition Reflect Changes in Hometown
"We Rode Donkeys" (1984). Rural people in Jiangjiacun village, Penglai, begin to use cars for their weddings. 

 

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