Li Yuning came from the armed police, this special circumstance made it possible for him to photograph soldier’s lives . It is our stereotype that young girls come to the barrack driven by their dreams and pushed by the pressure of life. His lens aimed directly at these girls look at their emotional aspect, showing us an other face of that special group in that special environment with details such as bodies, manners, motions etc. « Photography have changed the way we live and made us more beautiful, holier,stately and perspicacious » wrote François Cheval. Li’s perspective is humanistic, warm, and peaceful just like taking a breath, but also can be very powerful like the flowing water.
Li Yuning said that, the inner world of the girl soldiers are just like the weak lights given by stars in the clear night sky.
Texte by Yan Ming curator of the photographer.