Sheng Yaojian, Male, is retired from his previous career as Senior Sergeant of Shanghai Public Security Grade I (full division level). He is a member of Shanghai Huangpu Photographers Association, Global Photographers Union(GPU), China Photographers Association, China Portrait Photography Association, China Photographic Copyright Association and Shanghai Photographers Association.
Many of his works have been featured in China Photo News and Popular Photography. He also exhibited works at a number of photo festivals in China, In addition, Sheng Yaojian also participated in international events held in different countries and won many awards such as gold, silver and bronze.
About the Photos
Heku Town in Fenghuang, Xiangxi, Hunan, is a natural market town where the Miao people gather. On the first and sixth day of the lunar calendar, Heku is the market day. In the morning, the market is bustling with people and there are a wide variety of products. Food, clothing, supplies, etc. are all available, and the market is filled with a strong smell of fireworks.
At the same time, market day is also a place where relatives and friends gather and people exchange emotions. Marketgoers dressed in national costumes, carrying backpacks and children, invited relatives and friends to experience the lively atmosphere together.
Over the past five years, I have visited Heku many times and recorded every interesting moment of the market-goers. I can feel the living conditions of the people in ethnic minority areas from people’s smiling faces filled with joy, which reflects the party’s ethnic policy and brings them a greater sense of gain.