Bio

My name is Qi Lin . I am a Chinese freelance photographer based in Haiti.

I would like to tell stories – stories that could connect the viewers with other people from afar and encourage the viewers to take a moment and visualize how those people are living, because “their” stories are “our” stories in this globalized world.

From oceans to deserts, these photos represent some of the most striking experiences I have had. These photos are also my attempts to capture the moments in the lives of those people and their living in this constantly changing world. Many things we are seeing now will not be the same even in the near future because everything is changing, including the climate, landscape and lifestyle. Let my photos take you to this journey of change – their journeys, my journey and our journeys. If you look closely, you would find your story in these photos.

My photo-taking process has also been a big journey: hitchhiking along the Nile River, going in a random destination without knowing anyone, or getting lost in a road trip. These unplanned trips have brought me to the absolute unknown, but they have also brought me some serendipity of encountering many interesting stories, in which I found the common humanity.

我叫齐林,自由摄影师,现在在海地。

我想讲述这样一种故事。一种可以连接观众和千里之外人们的故事。一种可以让观众驻足沉思的故事。因为在这个全球一体的世界里,“他人”的故事就是“我们”的故事。

从海边到沙丘,这些照片记录了我的一些最精彩的经历。通过这些照片,我试图捕捉人们在飞速变化洪流中的生活。我们现在看到的很多,可能在不远的将来永远失去。不论是气候、地貌还是生活方式都在不断的变化。请让我的图像带你开始一段探索这些变化的旅程。这是他们的旅程,我的旅程,我们的旅程。如果你足够仔细,你会在这些故事中找到你自己。

在各种各样奇异的旅程中,我拍摄了这些照片。它可以是沿着尼罗河的一次搭车之旅,也可能是一段不做任何前提假设的随机之旅,或者干脆主动在自驾的途中迷失。这些没有计划的旅行经常会把我带向绝对的陌生之地,但也如命中注定般带给我非凡的经历。在这些经历之中,没有陌生,只有大同。