故园·黄河两岸(作品介绍)
2 四月 2020
    

ON BOTH SIDES OF THE YELOW RIVER

一条大河波浪宽 / 风吹稻花香两岸 / 我家就在岸上住 / 听惯了艄公的号子 / 看惯了船上的白帆

《水库·甘肃》(2018) Reservoir / Gansu Province / 2018
《水库·甘肃》(2018) Reservoir / Gansu Province / 2018

此组作品是我于2017年至2019年间携带大画幅相机,沿着黄河两岸所拍摄完成的。两年间,来回行程共计15000km,从青海省玉树藏族自治州曲麻莱县麻多乡的黄河源之一,沿途走过高原、山地、石林、黄土高坡、华北平原至山东省东营市黄河入海口,最终作品依照地理空间顺序呈现黄河两岸人与自然的景观。

“当我行走在中华民族的母亲河黄河两岸,虽然河边的许多村落都是老人居多,年青人去外地和城市发展的趋向比较明显,但一条大河依然是波浪悠悠,风吹稻花、麦花依旧香飘两岸。改革开放40年,黄河两岸一样面临着开发利用与环境保护的现实矛盾,高铁、太阳能、旅游开发的足迹穿梭在两岸,但传统戏剧的年轻表演者、牧羊的、住窑洞的老人等一样按照古老的方式生活在其间,像悠悠黄河一样充满着宽容和淡定。于是借用大画幅相机所特有的平和和朴素的视点来观察和表现黄河两岸百姓生活。”

This set of works was taken by me along the banks of the Yellow River with a large-format camera between 2017 and 2019. In the past two years, I traveled a total of 15,000km back and forth, from one of the sources of the Yellow River in Maduo Town, Qumalai County, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, through plateaus, mountains, stone forests, Loess Plateau, North China Plain, and mouth of the Yellow River in Dongying City, Shandong Province, and finally presented the landscape of people and nature on both sides of the Yellow River in accordance with the geographicspatial sequence.

“When I walked on the both sides, I found that many villages along the river were mostly old people, and young people tended to go to other places and develop in cities, but the Yellow River is still flowing with the aroma of the paddy and wheat fields on both sides. In the 40 years since the reform and opening up of China, the two sides of the Yellow River have faced the same contradiction between development and environmental protection. The tracks of high-speed rail, solar energy and tourism development are on both sides, but young performers of traditional drama, shepherds, the old people living in the cave dwellings live along the Yellow River in the ancient way, as long as the river is full of tolerance and calm. Therefore, in this group of works, the unique peaceful and simple viewpoint of large-format camera is used to observe and express the life of people on both sides of the Yellow River.”

REVIEWS

“黄秋杰同学的《故园·黄河两岸》是一组表现黄河两岸开发利用与环境保护的现实景观作品,反映了当下黄河两岸人与自然的一种特殊关系。她基于对摄影史中的“无表情”摄影美学的深入研究、不断探索和反复实践,积极借鉴与不断突破自我、最终寻找到适合自己的表现题材与形式,来表现黄河两岸人与自然的关系,对探索黄河两岸社会与文化具有一定的现实指导意义。 ”——冯建国(清华大学美术学院教授、博士生导师)

“这是一组典型的路上风景,类似的题材和手法其实已经有广为传播的先例。选择这种在当下非常流行的拍摄方式其实非常冒险,追赶流行经常会让作品变成新颖的陈词滥调。好在作者以娴熟的大画幅语言和细腻的观看,让影像结实而充满耐人寻味的细节。只要沉静地凝视这个世界,无论在什么时间,无论多少次,都会有所发现。”——李波(《中国摄影》杂志副主编)(评委点评)