This project took place in Hong Shui village located up the mountains in Hainan, China, where the Li minority people are dominant. The Li people’s simple way of life is fast being lost to the necessary and unstoppable intrusion of capitalism and civilisation. The images are a form of remembrance for the disappearing culture and traditions. This series represents the photographer’s hope that in moving forward to a better future, people will not forget their past and will keep their culture bold.
About the Artist
Subi Le was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is currently pursuing a fine arts degree in Singapore, with a Major in Photography from the School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Photography and Digital Imaging from Hanoi Industrial Art University, Vietnam, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Graphic Design from FPT-Arena Multimedia Education Centre. Subi Le has received several awards in photography and has worked on numerous documentary and photography projects since 2005.