Forbidden City

On International Children’s Day, China’s young people are granted free access to Beijing’s famous temple complex, the Forbidden City. David Oates photographs document the fashionable young of China, the next generation of a burgeoning middle class; modern, consumerist, confident yet rooted in a socially complex and ancient civilisation. The images pose questions of identity, individuality and liberty and how these concepts will develop and be challenged by the youth of this most dynamic and rapidly changing country – Millenium Images

Review in Feature Shoot