Homecoming | Head On Photo Festival

Homecoming

Photographer's Name: 
Wendy Lin

This image depicts the return of a boy from the city back to his family home in rural China. It reveals the loss of culture passed down through generations as a result of the frantic rural to urban migration, as well as the ever widening gap between the China's accelerating technological progress and the fading cultural identity. Interestingly, the boy wears his headphones around his neck, forming a stark juxtaposition against his surroundings.