“它们把生命留在了自己制造的伤口里。”-维吉尔评蜂

《蜜蜂》为了敲击人们对这一群体的刻板认识,而不是提供插画式的印证:他是一个人,不是一类人;他不能被社会演练出的公式所预期。尘埃落下,有人挥手弹开,认为不值一提;有人将它们全部吸收,布满全身。在不足以面对困境的时候,“蜜蜂们”选择“把生命留在自己制造的伤口里”,以度过生活中的坎坷。-摄影师陈哲

陈哲,成长在北京,毕业于美国帕萨迪纳艺术学院摄影与艺术专业。近日,陈哲首本摄影集《蜜蜂》由假杂志社陈哲本人正式联合出版发行。点击前往购买页面

Brought up in Beijing, China, Zhe Chen is a photo-based artist currently living in Los Angeles and southern China. Over the past five years, Zhe Chen has created a series of projects focusing on body modification, human hair, identity confusion, post-traumatic stress disorder, and memory. Her latest project, titled Bees, is a document of self-mortification among a community of disaffected Chinese. The difficult nature of her subject is made more complex by her lyrical approach, identifying the physical self-destruction of her subjects as an act of spiritual cleansing. – 2011 Inge Morath Award Winner Announcement

Zhe Chen‘s first book Bees co-published by Jia Press and Zhe Chen, February, 2012. Buy it now!