“Raised by Water” by Photographer Jiajun Wang

Born and raised in Hangzhou, China, photographer Jiajun Wang is currently based between the Bay Area and Shanghai. The only son of an only son within a matriarchal family, Wang notes the juxtaposition between his familial identity and his identity as an individual person — “I am stuck both mentally and physically in my own world,” he explains.

Drawing from his lived experience, “Raised by Water” explores political and cultural issues, like the consequences of the one-child policy and the aftermath of being diagnosed with multiple health issues, through a domestic lens, focusing on self-identity and relationships.

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