Young Faceless Girls Ponder Their Future in 'Sitting on the Wall'

By: Alexander Lam - Published: May 12, 2013 • References: wengfen and mymodernmet
In a series of photos by photographer Wen Fen, young girls are seen gazing up in hopeful reverence at skyscrapers in 'Sitting on the Wall.' Fen's photography features innocent, faceless girls sitting on a wall in quiet contemplation.

'Sitting on the Wall' contrasts human and urban development as girls in their adolescents watch the rapid expansion around them. The young teens going through their own transformations stand in stark contrast to South Asia's accelerated race towards modernization.

The anonymous girls are further accentuated by their school uniforms. Just as they are in the process of learning, their countries are learning to adapt to their new found wealth.

Fen's social commentary through his simple and structural photos really makes you think. 'Sitting on the Wall's' underlying ideas unmistakably support Fen's goal of increasing discussion about these tumultuous times.