Daily Talk

by Yichen Zhou

Daily Talk is a series of photography work that collects daily personal thoughts, which were inspired by the current contradictions in Chinese society. It includes self-portraits, street photos, performances, daily objects, and family archives. With all these photos, I tried to create a context of personal history. I am interested in drawing attention to two coexistant forms of memory – personal and collective. What do individual thoughts and family history mean to the society? When we talk about history, we are talking about collective memories. Can Politic manipulate it? Compared to collective memories, I believe personal history is more objective. The Daily Talk series is the process of figuring out who I am and where I stand as an individual in this society. It is the most personal and intimate compilation of images, and simultaneously, the most open and comprehensive.