Post 90s university girl exhibits her nude photos in campus
One of the body photographic pictures of Su Zizi
Silent support"My father asked why I chose this way to express myself as he thought my job would not be approved by society. However, I persuaded him, hoping my art can be understood by my family," Su said.Although her parents did not say yes to her modeling career, they did not stop her either. For Su, her parents were silently supporting her behind her back.In addition to pressure from society, Su also needed to endure unpleasant experiences while being photographed. According to her, some photographers do not like to communicate with models and just force them to pose as they order."Being a nude model demands that I endure the psychological and physical stress, but I choose to carry on," Su said.
'Who am I?' exhibitAs part of her artistic expression, Su held an art exhibit themed, "Who am I?" on campus, at which she exhibited her nude photos and videos."The exhibition is my homework, and I am not afraid of expressing myself this way. I think people need to get rid of their burdens and by being naked they can know themselves better," Su said.Su spent a lot of time and money on the exhibition. She took all the photos and videos herself and she borrowed more than 20,000 yuan ($2,900) from friends to finance it."I did almost all the preparation work by myself. For example, touching up the photos, inviting the hosts and choosing the venue. But I am so glad that my friends are supportive," Su said.But her bare-all exhibit also received criticism. "Some female students said they couldn't accept my photos and my mother also called me 'psycho'. But some teachers liked it and encouraged me to keep on working," Su said.
Stamps of approvalCong Zhiqiang is Su's tutor, and said he was surprised when he saw how she chose to express herself."Su was the only student that expressed herself this way, which shows she is unique and creative," Cong said."At first, I was shocked, but after a second thought, I accepted it because everyone had their own style to express themselves."Cong added that Su did a good job and her exhibit showed she had seriously thought about the meaning of life.Tan Jun is a 37-year-old director and a supporter of nude modeling careers."She not only showed a vivid personality in her works but also displayed the value of art itself," Tan said."We should enjoy her works from a high spiritual level, and then our hearts will be purified," Tan added.Dong Jinling, 41, a filmmaker and close friend of Su, also approved and said that her works showed her understanding of life."Su has had a rich and tough life experience, so she sees some things that others ignore. Her works also displayed her pursuit of pure art, so I suggested the viewers explore the deep meaning of her art rather than take them as something shameful," Dong told the Global Times.