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An Elephant Through a Microscope

Five years ago, when I was living in Shanghai, China, I started photographing and interviewing my neighbors. I called the project “An Elephant Through a Microscope” because I was trying to learn more about the giant city of Shanghai by meeting individual citizens.

I just found my old notebooks with the transcripts of the interviews:

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An Elephant Through a Microscope

Five years ago, when I was living in Shanghai, China, I started photographing and interviewing my neighbors. I called the project “An Elephant Through a Microscope” because I was trying to learn more about the giant city of Shanghai by meeting individual citizens.

I just found my old notebooks with the transcripts of the interviews:

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At home, I am so busy even though I am retired.

Name:
Xing

Chinese Zodiac:
Cow

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An Elephant Through A Microscope

Five years ago, when I was living in Shanghai, China, I started photographing and interviewing my neighbors. I called the project “An Elephant Through a Microscope” because I was trying to learn more about the giant city of Shanghai by meeting individual citizens.

I just found my old notebooks with the transcripts of the interviews:

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 We wanted to come to chase our dreams together in Shanghai.

Names:
Wang Family (Teddy and his Mother and Father)

Chinese Zodiac:
Father: Snake.
Mother: Cock.
Teddy: Monkey.

Teddy: Is the interview over already?
No, we haven’t started yet…

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Elephant Through a Microscope 5

Five years ago, when I was living in Shanghai, China, I started photographing and interviewing my neighbors. I called the project “An Elephant Through a Microscope” because I was trying to learn more about the giant city of Shanghai by meeting individual citizens.

I just found my old notebooks with the transcripts of the interviews:

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I went to go visit my old teacher at another school, and I met a girl there. It was almost love at first sight. I can’t tell my parents. . . We both are choosing the same university and major.

Name:
Michael (as in Jordan)

Chinese Zodiac:
Monkey

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An Elephant Through a Microscope 4

Five years ago, when I was living in Shanghai, China, I started photographing and interviewing my neighbors. I called the project “An Elephant Through a Microscope” because I was trying to learn more about the giant city of Shanghai by meeting individual citizens.

I just found my old notebooks with the transcripts of the interviews:

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Mao Zedong told us to go to the countryside to work and learn from the farmers after high school and then go back.

Names?
Zhou family.

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Elephant Through a Microscope 3

Five years ago, when I was living in Shanghai, China, I started photographing and interviewing my neighbors. I called the project “An Elephant Through a Microscope” because I was trying to learn more about the giant city of Shanghai by meeting individual citizens.

I just found my old notebooks with the transcripts of the interviews:

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A common Chinese lady like myself cannot go abroad. I thought I could work in a foreign country on a business trip but it seems like I was wrong.

Name:
Maple

Chinese Zodiac:
Dog

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An Elephant Through a Microscope 2

Five years ago, when I was living in Shanghai, China, I started photographing and interviewing my neighbors. I called the project “An Elephant Through a Microscope” because I was trying to learn more about the giant city of Shanghai by meeting individual citizens.

I just found my old notebooks with the transcripts of the interviews:

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In my childhood, we used to make clothes. I had new clothes from my family every year during the Spring Festival. It was my happiest time with my parents. We had less things, so we didn’t get new clothes often, except for the Spring Festival.

Name:
Niao, Dao, Zhuan

Chinese Zodiac:
Tiger, Cow, Rabbit

Hometown:
Shanghai, Shanghai, Hubei

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An Elephant Through a Microscope 1

Five years ago, when I was living in Shanghai, China, I started photographing and interviewing my neighbors. I called the project “An Elephant Through a Microscope” because I was trying to learn more about the giant city of Shanghai by meeting individual citizens.

I just found my old notebooks with the transcripts of the interviews:

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I used to live with my Grandfather. He died when I was 30. I miss him still. He cared for me when I was growing up.

Name:

Li

Chinese Zodiac:

Tiger

Occupation:

Jianbing (煎饼) maker [Chinese Pancakes]

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Rain by Hai Zi 海子的雨

This is a poem by Hai Zi, a Chinese poet, that I translated.

make a fire and walk it to the boat to see the mountaintop, rain soaked, wheat field.
such small, weak, grains.

then extinguish the fire in front of the idols.
we rely on each other in silence.
you are a fairy, you live in the hamlet’s depths.

o moon, you frigid flame, the ever ripe maiden in your rain coat.

tonight’s flame is dressed to appear as a fresh flower.
to swim in the sky’s south.
to swim in the night, rise above the top of my head.

the little village in the highlands is small, impoverished.
it looks like a grain, like an umbrella.
the naked maiden in the umbrella silently doesn’t speak.

the impoverished, lonely, maiden looks like a queen, lives within the umbrella
sunlight and rainwater can only give you dust and mud.
you hide from everything in the umbrella
refusing tears and memories.

New Facebook Photo

my contribution to facebook art

I spent about an hour more than I should have converting to the new facebook. I saw a few people style their new photos in creative ways and I decided to try.

Because it took a bit of time, and I’m not sure how long it will last, I saved a screenshot of it and decided to post it here. It is a photo of my Dad and I recreating “The Creation of Adam” in our living room. Also I wanted my Dad to see it because he is in the photo and does not have a facebook.

Also, after I did all of this by hand, I found out that there is now a program to do it all for you. . . Awesome.

UPDATE: My profile picture just made it to Reddit! Check it out here.