Entry Title: "It is helpless "
Name: Sin-Ho Chin , Taiwan
Category and Expertise: Self-Promotion|Political|Social Cause|Deeper Perspective, Non-Professional


Entry Description: Hua-Kuang community known as the last illegal construction community in Taipei, the residents reached the agreement with the government after six years negotiation of the relocation. In between 3 small fires had occurred; burning house was a common episode happened in many city rebuild projects in Taiwan. It is helpless is the concept of the image series, combined with the ruthless fire and community demolition to reflect the hopeless mind of the residents. In this series, residents held something beloved but in fire and the eyes looked through the lens to accuse or cry out the helpless situation.

Story: Hua-Kuang community known as the last illegal construction community in Taipei, the residents reached the agreement with the government after six years negotiation (since 2007) of the relocation. In between 3 small fires (2008, 2011, and 2013) had occurred; burning house was a common episode happened in many city rebuild projects in Taiwan. Tearing down the Hua-Kuang community grew up to be a symbol of frustration that residents were struggling. I was inspired to look through the social concern deeper and found the residents who agreed to relocate were unhappy due to long time waiting, and those who disagreed to relocate were unhappy too due to reluctant to move out. It is helpless is the concept of the image series, combined with the ruthless fire and community demolition to reflect the hopeless mind of the residents. In this series, residents held something beloved but in fire and the eyes looked through the lens to accuse or cry out the helpless situation. They chose to burn something beloved on their own hands instead of by hands others.

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