STILL LAKE by Liu Ke *inscribed copy 平湖 劉珂 *献呈署名本
The Three Gorges Dam development, the largest civil engineering project in China's history, was implemented after being conceived before the war. During the construction process from 1993 to 2009, 1.1 million residents were forcibly relocated, and most of their homelands were submerged by the development.
Many of these "Three Gorges migrants" were forced to move to areas with steep terrain without any compensation, and they have lost their homes and are forced to live in poverty.
Chinese photographer Liu Ke spent three years documenting the area. The title "Pinghu," named after a poem by Mao Zedong, quietly depicts the current state of the area after the dam was built. In this place that has now become a tourist attraction, people on passenger boats and others looking at the former city are captured on camera, along with the eerie fog. The backs of people looking at the surface of the water from various angles seem to tell the story behind its development. What do they think about their true "home"?
Signed by the author.
Limited edition of 500 copies with numbering
art director：榮榮＆映里(RongRong & Inri)