It is the year of the rooster, bringing along bravery and its share of responsability to take.
12 years ago, when I went to live in China, it was also the year of the rooster. I remember the celebrations everywhere in Beijing, the crowd, the smell of food in the freezing cold and the incessant noise of the firecrackers. It went on for days and I couldn't get to sleep as it was so loud at night.
There was something graceful and dramatic about this intense celebrating before it all fell silent.
Here is a photography by artist Jiang Pengyi, Grace No. 13. I discovered his work at ShanghART gallery, last October.
Wishing you all a fantastic rooster lunar year!