Floor Hofman

Department: Man and Communication

Behind the Backdrop

In the Taiwanese capital of Taipei a growing number of stores are specialised in weddings and pre-ceremony photographs. The country has changed rapidly in the past 50 years and the stores reflect the force of globalisation at work. Young people are taking Western visuals and symbolism to heart, replacing the Taiwanese traditions of previous generations. Fascinated by this shift and the resulting tension between home-grown values and modern aspirations, Floor Hofman follows three couples and their romantic ideals in her documentary ‘Behind the Backdrop’. How do their dreams conflict with their parents’ wishes? Can the contrast between their personal expectations and those of their parents be bridged?

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Photographs: Photo by Designer