TMTPost Photo Gallery: 2017 in Review

摘要: A fond farewell to the past, a look ahead to the new year.

(Chinese Version)

It isn’t photography that solves any problem, but rather dissemination and attention. The only thing photography can solve is the anxiety inside me: not only identity anxiety and direction anxiety, but also the anxiety over right and wrong, the anxiety over loss and gain. I joined the media circle nine years ago, and became a photographer and documentary writer two years ago. As TMTPost grows maturer, I myself also became even more dedicated to the cause.

In 2017, I experienced both happiness and sorrows during my interview: I got worn out in the long-distance interview and I once went to great length to explain myself and communicate with my interviewees. I got not only tricked and trusted, but also moved and shocked. I can still remember the starry sky in Tengger, the ringing siren at highway service centers, the high torrents at Lancang River, the conveyor belt at contract factories, the heavy snowstorm at Tian Mountain, the clinking glasses and high toasts among the sons and daughters of the earth, etc.

Special thanks to all the people I’ve ever met in 2017, and all the trust and expectation they hold towards me. Following is a brief review of TMTPost Photo Gallery 2017 to commemorate the roads I’ve travelled and the friends I’ve made in the past year.

Tongzhou District, Beijing. A passer-by stopped and looked over a fence the construction site of a residential community.

Dongcheng District, Beijing. The black and white Galaxy Soho stands lonely in the night sky.

Underpass, Qianmen Avenue, Beijing. A couple of policemen walked passed a street musician on the night the 2017 Two Sessions opened.

Chaoyang District, Beijing. An ofo shared bike was left nothing but the body part wrapped in a black plastic bag, as if it was a “dump body”.

The North 2nd Ring, Beijing. The hustle and bustle near a residential community in morning Beijing.

Early winter, Nanjing. Looking up, the blank area left by the sequoia forest at Nanjing University of Science and Technology looked like a labyrinth.

Jinchang City, Gansu Province. The towering chimneys parallels with the flying kites in the gloomy sky at Jinchang, a heavy industrial city in Gansu province.

Zhangye City, Gansu Province. A typical morning of the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park at Gansu province.

Fei County, Shandong Province. A power-free delta wing pilot attempted to take off from up in the hill.

Changsha City, Hu’nan Province. A villa district is situated at the foot of a hill and beside a stream.

Xiate Ancient Road, Xinjiang Province. An outdoor hiker rushed to the headquarter as the weather was about to worsen.

Zaduo County, Yushu, Qinghai Province. A tourist was walking near the Lancang River in the dusk.

Arsan, Inner Mongolia. A ritual site of Shamanism stood idly on the wilderness.

Angsai Grand Canal, Lancang River. A drift ship was surging forward amid treacherous rapids.

Minqin County, Gansu Province. A farmer was blowing the wheat to remove the moisture.

Qingdao City, Shandong Province. A young female worker was buried in work on the production line at KuteSmart’s factory.

Guangxi Province. Personnel from a professional debt collection agency left a mark on Mr. Lai’s gate.

Hu’nan Province. A seedling worker was working overtime late at night.

Dafang Department, Chongwenmen, Beijing. A salesclerk was filling up a customer’s bottle with hot water. She’s worked at the department for 22 years.

Anji City, Zhejiang Province. NetEase Pig at NetEase’s Anji pig farm.

Tianjin. A short video broadcaster was making fun of himself in a streaming show. His dream was to be an actor, so live streaming is sort of a way to improve his acting skills.

A production line at an OEM electronics factory, Shenzhen. Zhang Wengen, aged 19, and Chen Zexin, aged 22, took a picture together They left their countryside at 13 and 22 years old, respectively.

Costume storage of a Taobao online store owner, Beijing. Regardless of all the ups and downs, he and his partners were finally able to run two online stores of their own.

Beijing. Indian actorAamir Khan’s streaming broke down twice due to overwhelmed traffic as he went to Beijing to publicize his latest movie Dangal.

Xinxiang, He’nan Province. A country doctor was giving an injection to left-behind kids who caught cold on the shifting of the seasons.

Wushe, Taiwan. A Seediq clan leader was to take me to the very place Wushe Incident occurred. Mr. Hou Xiaoxian’s movie Seediq Bale told the exact story of their tribe.

Min Qin County, Gansu Province. A farmer who lived on the minimum living guarantee slept outside his shabby house under the sky.

Ulanhot, Inner Mongolia. Jin Qiang, a freight-driver, and his wife, were prepared to go to sleep. To save money and avoid theft, they’ve been accustomed to living in the car.

Wang Yichun, a screenwriter and director, won several awards with her debut film “What’s in the Darkness”.

Yugong Yishan Livehouse, Beijing. Music fans were thrilled by heavy-metal band Kreator and danced to the music.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei. Tourists from mainland China were watching the the Changing of Guards ceremony at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

Sanya, Hainan Province. China ITValue Forum. A colleague’s kid rushed away from the crowd, as she didn’t want to show up in any picture I took.

My darling niece was also embarrassed to have me take a picture for her.

See you, in 2018.


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Translated by Levin Feng (Senior Translator at PAGE TO PAGE), working for TMTpost.





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