The First Night We Met

  • Photographer
    Xinyu Gao, United Kingdom
  • Prize
    Silver Winner in Human/Identity

The series captures the night when the most beautiful souls of humans and nonhumans meet each other in the first voguing ball open to public in Beijing. The night themed ‘Feather and Fur' is considered a breakthrough in the underground subculture. Fortunately, nothing else happened in this ‘special’ city and the ballroom provided a safe space for gender diversity as everyone wish. Meanwhile, the party didn't extend any longer when reached 24:00, the time on its posters. Staring at the leather and feather, metal and skin reflected under the disco ball, I am thinking about: will we meet again?