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China, You Are a Luck Star

May 1, 2009

Wayne Liu’s images explore contemporary China, as both insider and outsider. He says, “I grew up in between Taiwan and the United States, and visiting China was for me mixed with familiarity and surprise. These images are incomplete. I am a silent voyeur on the surface of a mass historical change. I use outdated photo paper and print in high contrast to create a feel that parallels the historic remnants and ongoing transformation of a society awakening to a mixture of dreams and nightmares.”

Wayne Liu was born in 1979 in Taipei, Taiwan. He studied cinema in Taiwan before moving to the United States and is self-taught in photography. His work has recently appeared in Foam Photography Magazine and EYEMAZING, and has been exhibited at the Noorderlicht Gallery in the Netherlands and at Chelsea Market in New York City.

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