BackEntering Modernity

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Drawing inspiration from everyday life, Lee Ti-Chin created a series of photographic works featuring Taipei City. These images witness the evolution of the city, from the Chunghwa Mall in Ximending in the early days to Hejiang Street surrounded by rice paddies. These images, now only existing in memory, bear witness to the city's development. As high-rise buildings sprouted from the fields, Lee captured the different aspects of "the modern" with his photographic language.
From taking snapshots of fleeting moments to trying out compositions with forms constructed from dots, lines, and planes, Lee photographed the changing modern cityscape and its trendy signs. Through his photography, he documented the disappearing fields as well as the evolving scenes of the reinvented city.