We are pleased to announce out newest release for the Social Tapes project: Poyang Lake. We went to Poyang Lake to find the endangered Siberian White Crane. What we found was so much more.Read More
I met Shenyi [沈祎] at the book release event I had for the first book I completed. I mentioned to someone that I wanted to find a Shanghainese film photographer to shoot the next batch of people and they invited her to come meet me. The first books images were very good and gave the right mood and information I was looking for, but I felt that there needed to be a deeper connection between the images, the audio, and the city that could have only come from a native Shanghainese.
I didn’t know what our collaboration would lead to, but with her artistic background, and great portfolio, I felt that she would give this project a more intimate look that matched the depth and engagement that I was looking for the images to have.Read More
About a year ago, I received an email from a young girl who was interested in the 'Growing Up With Shanghai' project. She was Shanghainese and going to school at Berklee in Boston and wanted to know more about field recording and this project. She would later introduce me to a woman who would also share the same passion I have for this project- her Mother.Read More
After Jiajie Huang transcribes it to Mandarin characters, the next phase of translation and transcription begins with Rachel Wu, who translates the Mandarin into English, and Jenny Zhang, who transcribes the Mandarin characters into Shanghainese Characters. Let's begin with Rachel.Read More
These next few days I would like to introduce each member of the Growing Up With Shanghai Team! Each person plays a vital role in the project and would not be realized without their passion and professionalism. (And they are pretty cool too!)
Before we begin any work on the booklets, it all starts with Jiajie Huang.Read More