(b. 1994, Wuhan, China. Lives and works in Berlin)
On March 10, 2020, Qianwen Hu wrote her widely scattered collective of friends seeking photographs portraying their days. Images arrived from Auckland, Beijing, Benxi, Dequing, Hamilton, Jingdezhen, New York, Nanjing, Ningbo, Ottawa, Paris, Seattle, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Winnipeg, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xishuangbanna, Yueyang, and Yunxiao. Twelve days later, she had received 618 photographs from 40 people. She assembled a photo zine that “takes a leap into repetitive rituals, through a reconstructive and pure visual aesthetic, displaying boundless connection emerging from separate continents.” Her book uses day-to-day life as the means to knit together a fractured world.