Hangzhou is a city about 45min from Shanghai, more peaceful than Shanghai but still, as in all of China, very fast-paced. The student holding the balloon chose the word haste to represent the pressure they feel all around them, as their world is quickly advancing and growing. At the time of the photo, they were selling paper-made flowers, at the entrance to a well-known shopping street, for no reason but their own pleasure. Within the photo is Chenghuang Pavilion (City God Pavilion) as well as a large electronic advertisement, mixing history, modernity, culture and commerce.
Location: Hefang Street
ChinaPerformed in: 2014