“I’ll continue as long as my condition allows,” the artist asserts, though he acknowledges his process demands time. “In China, it took 20 years to complete 140 photos. The US is a comparably huge country, and I want to cover more of it. We’ve only been here for a year, but the more regions I visit, the more diversity I’ll uncover. When I’m done, I want to leave material for society to reflect upon.”
Before that, he’ll have one last photo to make.
“I have an idea that the very last photo in the series will be of my own family and our belongings. I haven’t figured out when that will be, or how I’ll achieve it,” Qingjun concludes, “but it seems like a fitting way to end.”
If you would like to explore more of Qingjun’s photography, his work will be showcased in an exhibition held at FUJIFILM SQUARE, Roppongi, Tokyo in November 2023. Alternatively, visit his website.
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