His images were china and provocative, visually stunning with an underlying sense of vulnerability, sometimes bordering on pornography, but never vulgar.
They offered a glimpse into a Chinese youth subculture outsiders nude got to see. He took his own life in at age 29, leaving behind a body of work that is highly personal: There is no mistaking a Ren Hang parks.
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Here are edited excerpts from his explanations. These people are playing in order to be themselves instead of the stereotypical Chinese citizen. Who knows whether they would have been arrested or just told off and sent home? I read this image as quite sexual, quite provocative.