2020-2021 — Shaanxi, China
About this series
“Cypress Slope” is a project named after my hometown.
It was photographed in 2020 and presents my family’s origins by collecting information in a rural village located near Baoji City, Shaanxi Province, in Western China. What the last four generations of my family experienced is the story of ordinary families across China in the modern era.
Photographer: Leslie Shang
Based in: Shanghai, China
Photographer Leslie Shang Zhefeng was born in Baoji, Shaanxi,China in 1991, and currently lives and works in Shanghai-Xi’an. He has been paying attention to Chinese social issues, the relationship between man and architecture, Urban public space, population mobility, natural environment and ecology. And the study of self-identity and family history. Self-published documentary photography was reported by The Paper.works published in c41, INDIE, conceptualprojects magazine. In 2020, the long-term project “Chinese Scenery-Shanghai Scenery” and the hometown project of the same name about the family origin history “Cypress Slope” will be filmed. The latest series of “My Time” is a metaphor for the current situation in China.