Wednesday, 1 September 2010
China has come a long way. A culture steeped in history and rich in natural beauty, but as a leading Asian nation surging to the front of the pack of late, its landscape is a curious and awkward juxtaposition of old and new. The roads often segregate the city in the most bizarre manner - red clay roofs on the left, shiny shimmering glass on the right; dilapidated slums on the left, burgeoning city centres on the right. The roads even divide the Chinese population - the young and ambitious flood into the city, and the old and frail… well, they will soon be forgotten, just like the great nature, taken over by the insatiable desire to expand, develop and gentrify. Yes, this is progress.
Photographs by Shen Wei.