Chinese Rock Animals

PhotographerZhe Huang
Prize1st Place in PEOPLE 人像类
Entry Description

At the end of last century, music festival was a distant concept for young Chinese people. Even though Cui Jian and his rock music deeply affected many people in their hearts, rock music was never recognized by the mainstream culture. Cui Jian and his band went through forming, splitting up, reforming and vanishing without a stage of their own. Today, there are different brands of Music Festival across China during holidays, becoming a major recreation for young people. Rock music fans at the festival are called "rock animals". They seem to be a microcosm of music festival's development in China. At music festivals, fans get to watch domestic and foreign bands play, appreciate and admire rock music at its full glory, also rock music continues to rock the world from it.