Yingguang Guo is a Chinese photographer who started working for Reuters and other media groups, then shifted to more documentary and artistic endeavours. Her work revolves around social issues in contemporary China.
Her project "Bliss of Conformity" about arranged marriages and a « market » of bachelors organized by their mothers in Shanghai was exhibited at the Rencontres d'Arles festival in 2018 and was published as an artist book in 2017, then released in a trade edition in 2018, both by « La Maison de Z ».
© Portrait taken from the artist's website
Presentation by La Maison de Z: "The boyfriend's parents can't accept her age after all, and their relationship ended there. That's how Yingguang Guo became single at the age of 33, a « left-over woman », considered by the eyes of contemporary Chinese society. Burdened by all of the questions she could not find answers to, Guo went to the People's Park...