Immortalizing high school years through photography
While many of her peers view high school life as one that revolves around stress and piles of test papers and textbooks, Ye Zhiling from Shanghai Zhangyan High School has sought to debunk this notion with a traditional camera.
The 18-year-old, who in June passed the gaokao, or the National College Entrance Examination, has taken more than 1,500 photos of school life since 2016. Her images are now featured in an album titled My High School Life.
The images depict every aspect of life in school, from fellow students napping at their desk during class breaks, to teachers peeking in to check out what students were doing, and girls applying facial masks in their dormitories.
"I like the picture of students performing Yueju Opera (a genre of Chinese opera), because I think it shows just how rich school life is," she says.
Another of her favorites is an image which shows a meeting aimed at enhancing students' confidence before the gaokao.