About the Book
The young children run down the street and play in the mountain fields while the adults work around the village. When it’s time to eat, their parents call out their names. At night, they sleep and dream.
Much of their cultural beliefs originate from the beauty of nature and living among nature. Their culture is also carried through music. Music is passed down from generation to generation which spans over eight generations deep. There are songs about the changing seasons, observations of nature and love.
Singing can provide a career for a very select few. Farming provides most of the local income and food. Education can help guide some, while others chose to migrate for work. Many have chosen to migrate to the eastern coastal region of China to work in factories and labor, particularly in the province of Zhejiang. The story of migrant workers that have contributed to the economic rise of “Made in China” reverberate throughout the landscape. The mass migration has also caused many of this generation to leave their traditional life behind and assimilate into the modern world. Outside of their roots of the mountain village in Guizhou, the next generation try and find their way in life.
From that initial encounter with the man buying oranges over 10 years ago, my wife Dana and I have shared a meaning life road with the residents of the village high in the mountains of Guizhou. A series documenting 2006-2017.
Artist from Los Angeles, CA. USA. Worked in the music video industry, corporate America and traveling between the far east and the far west. Has spent several years shooting and traveling in Mainland China. The road continues.... 2008 photography exhibition - Green Shoe Curtis Koshimizu / Dana Huang Changsha, Hunan. China. 2012 International Plastic Camera show Rayko Gallery, S.F. 2013 Looking Back: The Art of Nostalgia Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT.