Day Dreamers

Since my first trip in China (2004) I have been shooting Chinese people having a nap on the streets during the day. Over the months and years, i have been collecting hundreds of them. Here are my favorites. To me, those ‘dreamers’ embodies the blurred inter-relation between private and public space in China. Those ‘dreamers’ photos also show the opposite side of the cliché presenting Chinese people as really hard-working people… This series had been shown in festivals around Asia (Lianzhou, Angkor and Rangoon), published in magazines (VSD in France or Axel Springer in Germany)…

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— UPDATE —

I am delighted to let you know the Guardian decided to publish a portfolio about my “Day Dreamers” series both on their website and printed weekend magazine.

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Online version may be viewed here:
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/sep/27/pictures-of-week-day-dreamers

 

2 Comments

  1. a friend of mine just sent me this link for other sleepers from around the world.
    quite an universal theme it seems.
    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/08/sleepers.html

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