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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