Wang Lin: From Heaven & Earth series, 2008-09.
Formerly a flight attendant on a regional airline, Wang Lin documents the life of her peers in black and white photos which together form a compelling narrative. She was dismissed from the airline after someone anonymously posted her photographs on the internet. Wang Lin does not depict the supposedly glamorous life of these independent women, but the tedium and loneliness, the hectic schedules, as well as the intimacy of a life shared with other women crammed into dormitories not unlike those of the much despised migrant workers in southern China.
Photos courtesy of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing