Light Room is a photography book released by Goooodie.com, showcasing works by 17 young Chinese photographers. In our treacherous and grotesque age, these are the ones who have not been carried away. They still stick to traditional film cameras, and already come up with new plans for the next destination and next shoot with their last penny, even on the way to develop film rolls. As a matter of fact, cameras are their arms in the wrestling with the reality.
None is able to fully represent the rising neo-photography in China, for that the youngsters will eventually fade away just like the rest, and lose their halo of being “fresh” or “young”. However, at this moment, traits which they boast, being tender, aggressive, or simply mild, are reflected in their works through different approaches, calm or rebellious.
The upbringing and life experience of this generation have early declared their sensitivity deep down. In a broadened world, their voices hardly echo, and their youth is consumed. Therefore, via the collection, not only a premature doubt of self-awareness is subtly expressed, but also their dilemma of being isolate from and addict to life at the same time.