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from A Hundred Stories

from A Hundred Stories

from A Hundred Stories

by Sijia Ma

[This photograph is featured as the cover of Abandon Journal, issue #2 – “Abandon Hope”]

In my project, A Hundred Stories, I photographed dwellers, strangers, and family relatives living in Southern China to regions of north bordering Russia. I also intertwined modified images with family archives. Taking photographs of my hometown has given me a chance to reflect on people whom I have not valued.

Sijia Ma (b. 2001 in Shenyang, China), is a visual artist based in Shanghai and MA. She is currently pursuing a B.A. in Studio Arts and Quantitative Economics at Smith College, MA. She also studied Graphic Design at Yale University and Photography at Amherst College in 2020. Sijia has worked to develop image-based projects and used the language of photography to explore the complexity of today’s Chinese identity in a subtler way.

Sijia has her solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad, including Massachusett College of Art and Design, Fordham University Gallery, International Center of Photography in New York, Houston Center for Photography, Kunstpunt Groningen in Netherland, New Era Research Institute of Photography in Beijing, Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery in England. Sijia’s images have been included in publications such as the American Photography Annual Award Book, China Souhu News, F-Stop Magazine, and others. 

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