Presentation by Jiazazhi:
" « As a woman brought up in China, I used to think I could only love someone who is older and more mature than me, who can be my protector and mentor. Then I met my current boyfriend, Moro. Since he is 5 years younger than me, I felt that whole concept of relationships changed, all the way around. I became the person who has more authority & power. One of my male friends even questioned how I could choose a boyfriend the way a man would choose a girlfriend. And I thought, Damn right. That’s exactly what I’m doing, & why not!
I started to experiment with this relationship. I would set up all kinds of situations for Moro and I to perform in the photos. My photos explore the alternative possibilities of heterosexual relationships. They question what is the norm of heterosexual relationships. What will happen if man & woman exchange their roles of sex & roles of power. Because my boyfriend is Japanese, and I am Chinese, this project also describes a love and hate relationship.
This project is an ongoing project which grows with our real relationship but is never meant to be a documentation.
-- Pixy Liao » "
This book received a « Jurors' Special Mention » as part of the Aperture Awards during Paris Photo 2018; and the series has been exhibited during the 2019 Rencontres d'Arles festival.
NB : Please note all copies have the blister slit-open to make sure they are of the 1st printing
160 pages - Semi-rigid cover
Jiazazhi, 2018 (1st printing / 500 copies)
Format : 16.8 x 26 cm
New - Mint condition
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