Ou Zhuxin is the former deputy leader of the traffic police detachment of Guiyang Public Security Bureau, member of the international photographers’ Union (GPU), member of the China Society of press photography, member of the Xinhua news agency, signed photographer, member of the China Folk Photography Association, member of the China Human Geography Gallery, signed photographer, member of the Guizhou photographers’ Association, consultant of the photography Committee of the Guizhou Economic and Trade Promotion Association, has won many excellent works and excellent awards from the China Society of press photography, the China Photographers’ Association and the Guizhou young photographers’ Association. In 2018, “Sunday of traffic police” was exhibited in Lianzhou International Photography Exhibition. In 2019, “fine work” was exhibited in the Sino German photography art exchange exhibition “Chinese culture and life”. In 2019, “Miaozhai village in the morning light” and “golden pagoda reflected by the morning glow” were selected into the New England traveling Film Festival in the United States. In 2019, “lunch break” was selected in the first Canadian circular film exhibition. “Construction workers” was selected in the second alcos International Photography Exhibition in Spain. In 2019, the “morning mist enveloping the countryside” group was included in the 14th Huangshan (Yixian) International Rural photography exhibition. In 2020, “afterglow” was selected into the chrysalis International Photography Salon Tour (CPC) in Singapore. In 2020, “when the sun rises” was selected into the fourth Shenzhen International Photography Art Exhibition. In 2020, “the cry of the earth” was included in the 20th Pingyao International Photography Exhibition. In 2020, “Chengxiang” was published on lens culture. (World professional photographer Gallery) in May, 2021, Chengxiang was exhibited in the Art Museum of Guizhou Normal University. In September, 2021, the works of Cheng Xiang were exhibited at the 9th Dali International Film Festival in 2021.
Photographer Ou Zhuxin focused his lens on a group of elderly people at the bottom of society, and showed us their faces in the form of big head shots. This is a spectacle of contemporary Chinese, and it is about dignity and survival.
These elderly people, either because of poverty or because of loneliness, often participate in the free dining activities of some local charity restaurants. Ou Zhuxin asked the group of people to sit down, use a clean background and light up to shoot in a serious way. Taking these elderly people as subjects, the photographer showed his concern about the bottom of society and the weak. He adopted techniques such as lighting during the shooting, and photographed another mental state of the elderly by respecting them and communicating with them on an equal footing. In the photographer’s lens, old age, poverty, and loneliness are gone, but the dignity of the elderly is presented. This is the photographer’s attitude towards the weak. He is also using photos to remind us: These elderly people are equal to us, and we should give them enough respect.
These photos are about poverty, survival, aging, and our attitude towards others. These photos also remind people of ourselves. Each of us may encounter such a situation, and no one can guarantee that we will be spared.