Muge is a Chinese photographer based in Chongqing, China. His project “Going Home” poetically documented people’s changing life due to the Three Gorges water conservancy project, the largest water conservation project in the world.
Muge’s images have an almost dreamlike quality, but through his nostalgia you can see the immensity of the transformation, displacement, and disappearance along his route. You sense the movement of time; past, present, and future seem to exist simultaneously in many of the frames.
“All along my way home, watching old cities those about to disappear, watching new cities those are under construction, in the ever rising water I can still feel the desparate life itself will shine bright sun, and the warmth of sun behind the young boy, in the wilderness I feel myself returning home; the faces come and go before my lens, their expressions are as silent as still life, which make me respect deeply.”
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