策展人 | 傅拥军 Fu Yongjun
助理/执行 | 陈浩、青木、朱羽弘 Chen Hao, Qing Mu, Zhu Yuhong
艺术家 | 王喆生 Wang Zhesheng
The residents of the Seven Alleys are witnesses to the changes that have taken place in Lishui over the past 60 years. Throughout this third consecutive season of the project, previous participants have developed deep friendships and connections with the residents of the alleys. The changes faced by the third season of the project were expected, with the back of the Liucitangbei Alley and the Jiangyuan Alleyway among the seven alleys already in the renovation phase, and several other alleys seeing varying degrees of relocation of residents. Some people have left their old homes, where they have lived for decades, in order to improve their lives, while others have chosen to stick around; some have moved away from the alleys but will return daily to meet and talk with their old neighbours, while others are proud to live here despite complaining about the dilapidated and old living environment of the alleys.
The pursuit of quality of life and the unbreakable memories of the alleyway have become a contradiction of the times for the alleyway residents. The residents of the lane who still live here seem to confirm the passionate feelings of the residents for the lane. At such a time of change, I wanted to photograph those alley residents who are constantly facing farewell in their company.