Courtesy of Jinyu Shi

Jinyu Shi

Shi Jinyu, born in Liangshan, Sichuan, graduated from Northwest University for Nationalities with a bachelor's degree in Russian. He currently lives and works in Chongqing. He has won the 2nd "Hometown Road" Chinese Minority Photographer Award and the 3rd prize of the 2nd Cross-Strait University Student Photography Contest.

His work, "Diary of Isolation," was collected by the Art Museum of Tsinghua University. Based on the special identity of ethnic minorities, Shi Jinyu's creations mostly focus on the social changes in his hometown and the spiritual changes of the Yi people in the process.

Only the Brave

In recent years, with the intensification of the greenhouse effect, high temperatures continue to occur in southwestern China from February to May each year. The scorching sun has withered the crops in the farmland, the water in the fish pond has dried up, the land is scorching mercilessly, and the forest is on the verge of fire.

On March 30, 2019, a serious forest fire broke out in my hometown, killing 29 firefighters. One year later, on March 30, before I had time to get out of this grief, a raging fire ignited in my hometown once again, killing 19 firefighters.