21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Ying Huo

Ying Huo is an ancient Chinese word. In terms of its literal meaning, it represents light and confusion, and in terms of its overall meaning, it represents Mars. The ancient Chinese astrological theory of divination and numerology regards Ying Huo as an ominous omen of war. Today, I use this word to satirize the stigma of women in the patriarchal era with Ying Huo's red and ominous, and I hope that women and people of all genders can freely emit their own light, live their own lives, and no longer care about those arrogant and hostile eyes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2023
Photo Location: ShangHai, China
Camera: M2102J2SC
Copyright: © Xinxin Jiang