Benji Liang was born in 1992 in Yueyang, China. He is currently pursuing a BFA in Photomedia at the University of Washington in Seattle. Liang works with photography, video, and installation. His works are derived from the culture that he grew up in and the relationship he has with his surroundings. Today we take a look at his series, A Funeral Before Another Funeral.
A Funeral Before Another Funeral
Funerals in this town take three days. Two days are dedicated to ceremonies and rituals, and the last day is the burial. Two funerals were happening on this day. We woke up at six in the morning to get to the road. I saw her for the first time in two years, the last time too. Her skin was orange and wax-like. I didn’t know how to perceive this because it was so surreal. When my emotions finally kicked in, all I wanted was to hug her but I couldn’t because she was too fragile.
To view more of Benji’s work please visit his website.