404 Not Found - Li Yang

404 Not Found - Li Yang

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These photos were taken for a city in China called „404“. Li Yang was born in „404“ city in 1984 and had lived there for 19 years. 404 is just a code given to the city which has no other name, and it was and still is not marked on the map of China. This 404 city was built in the 1950s in China. During its days, there were about 50,000 people living there, but the size of which was no larger than one square kilometre.

404 was the earliest and the largest nuclear technology research base supporting the nuclear bomb projects in China. The establishment of 404 had made irreplaceable historical contributions to raising the international status of China in the world after the first explosions of the atomic and hydrogen bombs in China in 1964 and 1967 respectively.

Li Yang is a third generation of 404. After half a century, people moved away from 404 at the beginning of the 2000s, leaving deserted scenes everywhere. Li came back again with his camera and saw those deserted scenes, it struck him as if he was facing an entirely different world, feeling extremely familiar and yet very strange at the same time.

This book is published by Jiazazhi in May 2019

230mm x 160mm,208p

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