This photo of a family, its yurt* and possessions is from a photo project begun in 2005 by Huang Qingjun and Ma Hongjie. They travel around the country and photograph families outside their homes with all their possessions. Simple and lovely. The tone of the photos (the processed ones at the start, not the others at the end) reminds me of Alec Soth’s fantastic book, Sleeping by the Mississippi ** and I have a weakness for Becher-like typologies, so I hope this comes by the local gallery.
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*I chose this photo because I could write ‘yurt’, one of my favourite words.
**I just checked Amazon for the book and man, do photobooks appreciate quickly. Pre-order the upcoming Alec Soth and John Gossage now because it will be unreachable soon.
Originally posted August 28, 2011