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Yuyang Liu: At Home With Mental Illness

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Shortlist / Next Photographer / Next Photographer / 2016

Photograph Description 1
Zhendong Liang, 15 years old, diagnosed as epileptosis, usually stands at the road and watches people pass by. He lives in a small village with hundreds people. Zhaoqing, China.

Photograph Description 2
Yongyi Ou, a 12-year-old dysgnosia girl is kissing her grandmother Mei Lin while Yueyi Ou, the older sister also with dysgnosia, is standing in the room and smiling. This is a family with 5 people and 4 of them have a mental illness, the 83-year-old lady Mei Lin has to support the family by her own. Zhaoqing, China.

Photograph Description 3
Jianwen Pang, a schizophrenia patient, he is smoking and peeing in his house. He loves writing poems about loneliness and sorrow about when he is locked by chains in the same place. Zhaoqing, China.

Photograph Description 4
9-year-old Tong Xiao and his younger sister Ling Xiao are protecting their box with snacks from the pig. Their mother Tongying Liu with mental illness is having her dinner in the corner. They used to have 6 kids, but the oldest son was hacked by Tongying, 3 of the others have starved to death. Maoming, China.

Photograph Description 5
Jiagui Su, diagnosed as schizophrenia, stands on a ladder to the loft of his adobe where his bed is. Jiagui has lived at home for ten years since he got schizophrenia when worked in Guangzhou with lots of pressure. Zhaoqing, China.

Photographer's Profile
Yuyang Liu, b.1991, holds a B.A. in History, East China Normal University. He is a freelance documentary photographer for Getty Images Reportage who's based in Beijing, China. He had won Magnum Foundation Human Rights & Photography Fellowship, Ian Parry Scholarship, Abigail Cohen Fellowship. His work has been published on TIME, The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR and BBC, etc.

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