Hong Kong born Dinu emigrated to the UK when he was just a child. Think in Pictures has got the lowdown on Dinu Li’s current exhibition for his The Mother of All Journeys series. The series traces memories of his mother’s move from China to Hong Kong and finally to England.
From his statement:
I am interested to compare the real with that of my imagination. Together with my mother, we retrace her footsteps, excavating personal histories that have been left dormant in their original surroundings. It is also about my own experience as I backtrack, reliving the stories I have stored in my own memory.
[all images © Dinu Li]
His captions add an additional dimension to the pictures by quoting his mother on a particular place/memory. It makes the images more accessible to the viewer, underscoring the importance of good captioning for one’s photos.
I found this quote particularly funny. We went to the theatre because your dad wanted to teach me about western culture. I thought I was going to see a play, but these half naked men got on stage and started throwing each other about. They had names like “Big Daddy” and “Giant Haystacks.”
To view more works, visit Dinu’s portfolio.
[via Think in Pictures]