Yan Jiacheng
第二个孩子的第二个孩子(2022- )
The second child's second child

Since last year when I started documenting this group of portraits, China has implemented a strict family planning policy since the 1980s, allowing only one child per family. However, many people in rural areas still took risks and had a second child. Many children were aborted during pregnancy, and those who were lucky enough to be born either had to be hidden in someone else's home or pay high fines.
In recent years, as China's labor force population has become scarce, the government gradually abolished the family planning policy and is now encouraging young families to have a second child.
I found some of these second children from back then - those who were not allowed to be born - many of whom have now given birth to their own second child. So I took portraits of them holding their second child.