BackHometown under the Jiali Mountain

Theme Description

Farmers labor with their heads bowed, they gaze upon Jiali Mountain when lifting their head, the source of irrigation for the Jhonggang River and Houlong River. Jiali Mountain nurtures Miaoli and the Hakka people who have found homes here. Chiu De-Yun, raised in a multigenerational farming family, possessed a down-to-earth character that drove him to capture, through a realistic lens, the familiar farming tasks, children, and local traditions of his hometown. The vibrant life beneath Jiali Mountain, presented in his imagery through stark black-and-white tones, vividly and powerfully conveys human nature in realist photography.