Saturday, April 2, 2016

“Love and marriage can be complicated for young women in...



"Love and marriage can be complicated for young women in urban China. Despite societal pressure to get married there, dating is often frowned upon. So when the Chinese photographer @muyi_xiao read about a 16-year-old couple who got married in a small village in southeastern China, she was compelled to find out more. Traveling to small cities and towns, @muyi_xiao found the practice of teenage marriage to be widespread in the area. One couple she met, pictured here, are expecting a child together. They married 3 days after they met in 2014. Jie, pictured here with her 18-year-old husband Wen, is 13.
This weekend, the @nytimes #lensblog and @cunyjschool are sponsoring #nyportfolio16, an annual portfolio review that provides photographers the opportunity to have their work seen and celebrated. This #nytweekender, we'll be sharing more photos from participants at #nyportfolio16. Visit the link in our profile to see more photos by @muyi_xiao." By nytimes on Instagram.



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