TEMPLES AND ALLEYWAYS

Temples and Alleyways explores the city of Píngyáo, China- a city that avoided most of the damage incurred by Mao's Cultural Revolution. Mao's revolution attacked the "Four Olds": old ideas, old culture, old customs, and old habits. Initially drawn to photographing how these four olds were exemplified throughout the city, I often found myself lost in a maze of alleyways, private courtyards, and temples. These two public spheres, however different in context, intersect through their contemplativeness. This sentiment is accented with the juxtaposition of these two locations photographically 

All images © by Zach Mazur