Tang DeSheng presents Educated Youth at the Speos Gallery – 7 rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris.
Exhibition from November 13 to December 8, 2014.
This exhibition was co-organized by Lei Gao, curator, Speos alumni 2002.
Tang DeSheng started his career in the army, where he served as a photographer during military service. The following ten years, he photographed “zhiqing” (educated youth), who were sent to live and work in the countryside during the “Up to the Mountain and Down to the Countryside” Movement. The 6 000 photos he took are the only photographic witnesses of this movement, which — after all these years — are finally shown in public.