Luo Yang is a 34-year-old Chinese photographer who has spent the past decade photographing female subjects in an attempt to understand the figure of women and their identity in modern China. Her photos document a phenomenon and explore the many facets of ways of manifesting belonging and sexual identity. The charming female faces have a delicate line between bold and fragile; as she explains:
“What we [the girls and I] have in common are fragility and braveness inside of us; we face the world with our sincerity”.
Started as a personal project that seeks to capture women, this ten-year project soon became much more, the portrait of a female subculture, a new wave of individuality among the women of contemporary China. Spaces such as houses, terraces, and streets are the background to a realistic representation of femininity.
Take a look at her site here.