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110 kids: Photo Project on Chinese Street Children

Documenting the Lives of Children Living on the Streets of China

Most of the shots were taken in the narrow streets of Kunming, many of those streets no longer exist, having been wiped out and demolished by bulldozers. Now, where the children portrayed in the photos lived and played, there are construction sites, luxury buildings, and shopping malls.

110 kids is a photographic project by Dominique Musorrafiti realized with analog cameras such as LC-A +, Horizon Kompakt, Holga 120, Lubitel 166 +, Mamiya RZ67 Pro II, with negatives, positive cross-processed, redscale, made in house and expired films.

Some shot was taken with colored filters and colored flash, double exposures; some of these are also the result of collaborations with Lomographers of various parts of the world as Wuxiong (Guangzhou, China), DakadevPui (Bangkok, Thailandia), Titidvivant (Oakland, USA), Herbert4 (Tujunga, USA), Superligther (Osimo, Italy), Lawypop (Singapore).

Chinese Street Children

Photos by Dominique Musorrafiti

Dominique Musorrafiti

CHINA-UNDERGROUND. Ciao! My name is Dominique. I’m Italian and I’m proud to be a mix. My father was an Italian chemical engineer and high school teacher, with Greek and Polish heritage. My mother is Haitian, she was high school language teacher, with Dominican, Spanish, French, Portuguese, African and Native American heritage. Being a mix makes me appreciate to want to understand different cultures and lifestyles. I grew up in Italy, lived few years in Haiti, travel around main European capitals, lived seven years in China, six in Spain and UK. Traveling makes me feel that we can learn something from every situation in every part of the world.

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