Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The World Is Yours (But Also Ours) - O Zhang

A rather ballsy series of photos by Chinese-born photographer O Zhang has been getting some exposure lately. The series, "The World Is Yours (But Also Ours)" focuses on innocent-looking Chinese youth wearing what can only be explained as American-style t-shirts. The text on the shirts draw inspiration from the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the writings of Mao Zedong. Zhang even wrote a few herself.

An interesting point about the formatting is that it is made to resemble traditional Maoist propaganda posters, with the red text in the white border. This
gives you an idea of what O Zhang wanted to achieve with this series.

You can view the series here
For more info, visit O Zhang's website