For the fist time, an exhibition dedicated to the Chinese photographer Luo Yang, an icon of her country’s counterculture, is being held in Paris. To be discovered in November 2019 at Maison Dentsu.

Beijin, Berlin or Hong Kong, Luo Yang’s work has been shown both in Asia and Europe. She is one of today’s major Chinese photographers and her status was confirmed by the BBC last year when she was named one of the 100 most influential women in the world. Luo Yang is at the forefront of Chinese counterculture and does not hestate to take activist and poetic photographs that will be shown to Parisians in November 2019 at Maison Dentsu, 176 rue de Rivoli, during a unique retrospective.

Jian Shan by Luo Yang (2017)

A raw vision of Chinese women

The exhibition is named “GIRLS” and will feature photographs of young women taken over a period of more than 10 years. These raw and honest portraits have made Luo Yang’s reputation. The first shots of the series were captures in 2008 a year before the photographer graduated from the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts. The show displays Chinese femininity, the place of women in a society that is still very traditional but that has changed a lot in a decade. Female identity, style, gender, sexuality… Chinese women break rules and reveal themselves truthfully in front of Luo Yang’s camera.

The exhibit is shown by Maison Dentsu, together with Moonduckling. Maison Dentsu is committed to gender equality and has signed the French equality policy #jamaisSansElles. Open earlier this year Maison Dentsu is a place of co-creation, exhibition and a think tank. “GIRLS” will be open to the public on November 9 and 16, between 10 am and 6 pm. But you have to register through email at . Don’t miss this exceptional event to discover the multitude of Chinese girls and the work of an iconic artist.

Article by Juliette Cardinale