Friendship, and the pink triangle. A photography project by Shanghai, China based photographer Shuwei Liu. “It’s only in certain periods and since the nineteenth century that life between men not only was tolerated but rigorously necessary: very simply, during war. And equally in prison camps” – “Friendship as a way of life”—Michel Foucault
When Foucault was talking about “friendship”, he meant relationships between men needed to be re-invented. However after all these years maybe friendship would be the only word allowed to use, when referring homosexual relationship in some areas. And I have the fear of what happened in history would happen again.This series of photographs were taken in March 2017, later on in May, gay men in Chechnya suffered in a whole new level, and in July China banned homosexual content.
So it’s just about fail, and fail again and again.