A series of photos entitled Family Stuff by Chinese photographer Huang Qingjun that offers a glimpse into the utilitarian lives of millions of ordinary Chinese. At first glance, they don't appear to have been swept up by the tide of modernization that has seen countless people leave for the cities but a closer look reveals the enormous social change that has come in a generation. Qingjun has spent nearly a decade traveling to remote parts of China to persuade people to carry outside all their household possessions and pose for him. This project took him to 14 of China's 33 provinces, giving him a broad perspective of how the country has changed.
Most people thought what I was proposing was not normal. When I explained I wanted to set up a photo, that it would involve taking everything out of their house and setting it up outside, that took quite a lot of explaining. But almost all of them, when they realized what I was trying to do, they understood the point. They're not like people from the city, who have so much stuff that if you asked them to do it they'd reply it was too much effort.