The Chen Family is the name of the project by Vancouver-based photographer Fang Tong, entirely artificially constructed thanks to the collaboration of five actors and the creation of a highly realistic set. The work is composed of several scenes that immortalize three generations of rich Chinese immigrants and the tensions that arise between parents and children raised in North America.
At first glance, the family seems to have no problems, but by carefully observing every detail it is possible to deduce that within the family nucleus there are physical and emotional barriers that separate the characters from each other, as opposed to the luxury and comfort of the surrounding environment.
Looking at these images it becomes impossible not to mention the great master Jeff Wall, a pioneer of film sets, a maniac for detail and a great interpreter of the contemporary photographic language.
Take a look at Fang Tong’s Instagram profile here.