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No way to realize my ideas

September 26th, 2011 6 comments

Yunnan Province farmer, LUO ZhengChui

I was recently browsing a collection of Adrian Fisk‘s portraits of ordinary Chinese people holding up placards expressing their thoughts. The photo of LUO ZhengChui caught my attention. She is a 30 year-old farmer in Yunnan Province.

Her message (with couple of wrong Chinese characters) roughly translates to:

After watching television, I have many ideas, but no way of realizing them.

Many people might feel sad while looking at this image. After all, it seems she is not very educated. She is obviously poor (compared to developed country standards). From her writing, one gets the impression she feels trapped; not for lacking of ideas or for not wanting something better for herself. Read more…

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