Silver 2017 / Advertising / Self-Promotion

『san-cong &si-de』- Four Virtues

  • Photographer
    YAO PIN LIU

The four virtues were: morality, proper speech, modest manner and diligent work. Education for females was seen as threatening to the status quo and the principle “ no knowledge for a woman is a virtue” took hold. Oppression of women was considered to be natural. This series of portraits is about the situation woman endured in society of old, it is not so much about feminism but more about something that existed in history. I wanted to preserve that for future generations . I don't want people to forget about how women were treated and how these immoral values and standards made sexual violence against women acceptable and normal. I can still see these dangerous perceptions lingering in today's world.