Teresa Eng considers today’s Chinese society but also our complex relationship with technology and its role in defining who we are. In these photographs passers-by, that the photographer has stopped, are portrayed in the light of the LEDs of a shopping mall.
They are almost always young ‘Millennials’ who, in addition to being digital natives, are the first generation born at a time when Chinese society was already in transition to capitalism.
The pages of the book juxtapose the image taken by the artist with selfies made by passers-by.
You immediately notice the difference between the fiction of the selfie and the spontaneousness of a face portrayed in its authenticity, to the point of making it difficult to recognize the face of the photographed person.
Edition of 100 copies numbered and signed with print