The obvious comparison is Hu Yang’s Shanghai Living project which included hundreds of photos of Shanghai residents from all walks of life in their homes. While engrossing, Wolf’s photos don’t quite live up to Hu’s — Hu’s portraits were diverse and often felt like frozen moments in these people’s lives; Wolf’s, with the subjects posed looking directly into the camera, sometimes feel flat and repetitive … but what can you expect from 100 100-square-foot apartments in the same building?
It’s a formidable project, and one worth checking out. Always interesting to see how other people live.
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