24 day, Mr. Li Weili of Mingzhu primary school showed pictures for students. Reporter high song
24 morning, in Ji'nan Mingzhu primary school office, 21 years of teaching age Li Weili proudly display a photo for reporters, two small girls in the picture tightly embraced, "one of the students from Beichuan." It is understood that in 2007, an accidental opportunity, Li Weili began to take pictures of students, so far more than 60 thousand.
the photo was 24 days after his graduation. When the reporter came to the Mingzhu primary school office, Li Weili, a teacher of moral and social classes, kept looking over the pictures he had taken for the students. In his blog, a group of photos, called "our fun games", was uploaded in April 30, 2007, the first time he took pictures of his students, when he borrowed his colleague's camera. At first, Li Weili, who did not have a special study of photography, set himself a goal for 6 years. "I want to do an experiment to see if I can stick to it for 6 years, and record a complete student for 7 years."
over 7 years of pictures, Li Weili laments that time flies fast, the same scene, he filmed many times, but the students different, "every year take the young pioneers to join the ceremony, but the students a change, the first batch of students who were photographed in the campus, now read the school." He filmed the annual opening ceremony, the sports meeting, the young pioneers in the team, the recitation, the snowball and the flowerpots. "When the students graduated, they got them to pack the pictures from grade one to grade six, which was a precious memory of their childhood."
Li Weili's pictures are all snapshots. He never lets students take pictures. He likes to take pictures of students in big classes and lunch breaks. "Children show a pure smile when playing, and they are the happiest." Once there was a graffiti wall at school, and the children were improvised and happy. " During the creation of graffiti walls, Li Weili took a lot of photos, "recording happy people and retaining happy feelings". He said that many years later, some students left messages in his blog, feeling happy times in their childhood.
the first 5 o'clock in the morning, at 10 o'clock at night, Li Weili took a full three days to make a video. His colleagues evaluated him as "taking pictures of students as part of life." He said, "the conditions were poor, the speed of the net was slow, the computer was borrowed in school, it was cold in winter in the home, and it took one or two hours to arrange and upload the photos every day." Nevertheless, he persisted in taking pictures of his students. From the time of the photo shoot, he took pictures at 5 in the morning and took the 10 at night.
after the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, Beichuan students studied at Mingzhu primary school. Li Weili photographed thousands of photos for them. At their parting, more than 2700 pieces were washed out at their own expense. "No repetition, basically guaranteed to take 10 of each child." At that time, Li Weili set a touching moment with a shot: a junior girl in Ming Zhu primary school and a junior girl who was about to return to Beichuan. "The big girl was not willing to give up. The little girl was going home and she had a happy smile on his face." he was lucky to be able to record the two girls. Friendship is natural. After the Beichuan students left, Li Weili kept in touch with them and formed an indissoluble bond. The children called him "dry father".
"time passes, no matter the student, the teacher or the school, the scene is changing slowly. I want to use the lens to record the students' growth, the teachers and the changes in the campus." Li Weili said that in the future how long he insisted on taking pictures, he did not set goals for himself again.