LUO Yang (1984) is a photographer, she was born and raised in Liaoning Province, China.
Luo Yang’s GIRLS belong to a part of contemporary China that is rarely taken note of in the West.
Her portraits depict an emerging Chinese subculture that defies imposed expectations and stereotypes – GIRLS are bad-assed and self-aware, yet insecure, vulnerable and torn, with a supreme sense of cool. Underlying tensions and ambivalent emotions animate Luo’s images, which, above all, testify to the GIRLS’ individuality. They thus reflect a shifting mindset with regard to concepts of femininity and identity in present-day China.