In 2004, Henan Charity General Federation and Shaolin Temple launched a campaign to provide financial support to 1,036 orphans under 16 years old until they come of age.
As a documentation of and social investigation into this gesture of love and kindness, Archives on Orphans follows 12 individuals in their uncommon and diverse walks of life across a decade. Visiting the orphans once every five years between 2004 to 2014, the collection of images charts the destiny of each child into young adulthood.
Opening: 18 Oct, Thu, 7 – 9pm, at Jendela (Visual Arts Space)
Artist Talk: Long-term Social Documentary
20 Oct, Sat, 3 – 4:30pm, at DECK
As a photographer invested in social documentary, Jiang Jian is drawn to the faces of the poor and the outcast, the forgotten individuals who make up China’s masses. This artist talk will shed some light on how portraits can empower communities and when carried out on a long-term basis, can result in very moving and impactful narratives.
Fee: $12 for general public, Free for Festival Pass Holders
Exhibition Venue: Esplanade Tunnel
When: 19 Oct 2018 - 6 Jan 2019,