Artist:
-> Luo Yang

Book:
-> Carpe Diem

Publisher:
-> La Maison de Z

© Luo Yang by courtesy of La Maison de Z
© Luo Yang by courtesy of La Maison de Z
© Luo Yang by courtesy of La Maison de Z
© Luo Yang by courtesy of La Maison de Z

About The Book

In 2007, at the age of 23, Luo started the series Girls, which brought her international recognition. For ten years, Luo Yang followed more than a hundred of women from her generation, recording changes to their bodies and their lives, observing and capturing their delicate transition to adulthood.

Now, Luo Yang is in her late 30s. In the new series Youth that she started in 2019, Luo shifts her focus to a younger generation born in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She continues to explore through Generation Z the changes of contemporary China now globalized and reached on a new scale and tries to preserve a photographic trace of these “atypical characters” in a social context. 

From Girls to Youth, Luo Yang keeps “documenting” the post-teenagers and young adults that she met in her everyday life, using her works to tell the “story of youth” across generations. Publisher’s Info

© Luo Yang by courtesy of La Maison de Z
© Luo Yang by courtesy of La Maison de Z
© Luo Yang by courtesy of La Maison de Z
© Luo Yang by courtesy of La Maison de Z

-> Further information: https://www.lamaisondez.com/product-page/carpe-diem

About The Artist

Luo Yang was born in the 80s in Liaoning, China, currently lives in Beijing and Shanghai. As a photographer, she’s been placing her focus on women from different generations and backgrounds in contemporary China, depicting an emerging Chinese youth culture that defies imposed expectations and stereotypes. Solo shows in Paris, Berlin, Austria, Hong Kong and Bangkok have since contributed to her international recognition and she’s been widely covered by western media.

La Maison de Z is an on-going project focusing on Chinese contemporary photography and independent publications. 

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