These photographs were taken by Muge, a Chinese photographer. I first saw them in the Atsushi Fujiwara’s photo-book exhibition at the Format Festival.
These photographs belong to a series, called “Going Home”. They were literally taken during the photographer’s journey to his home, where is the upstream of the Changjiang (Yangzi River). These photographs recorded immigrants revisited their hometown. Different from the regular labour immigrants in China, they were forced to move away from their home because of building the Three Gorges Dam.
These photographs remind me Zhangke Jia’s film Still Life（三峡好人）. They cannot go back to their real home anymore.