Jade Buddha in Shanghai
SHANGHAI SKYLINE AT NIGHT Photograph by JAKOB WAGNER on Behance This stunning photograph of Shanghai at night is part of photographer Jakob Wagner’s Nightscapes series on Behance, it was taken in 2011. If you haven’t seen it already, check out this startling photograph that shows the development Shanghai has undergone since 1990
People watch a burning residential building in Shanghai on November 15, 2010. (REUTERS/Aly Song)
Shanghai Apt Bldg Fire
A stranded person waits for rescue in the scaffolding of a burning apartment building in Shanghai on Monday Nov. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Xinhua).
One week ago, on November 15th, in Shanghai, China, a fire erupted, apparently within construction materials and scaffolding surrounding an occupied 30-story apartment building under renovation.
PULLING YOUR WEIGHT IN SHANGHAI French artist and photographer Alain Delorme’s recent series, Totems, illustrates the complexity and struggle of life in modern Shanghai. Large immigrant populations inhabit the city, often fulfilling heavy industrial jobs with very few resources.
These photos were edited to create the unreal effect of the subjects being smothered when they are simply trying to survive in a quickly changing city.
Photos copyright Alain Delorme.
- Alain Delorme’s Totems photo series (lostateminor.com)
Old and New Shanghai. China 2007
Boris Svartzman is a French-Argentinian freelance photographer based in Shanghai. He has lived in China for seven years, including two years studying at the university in Chengdu and Shanghai.
The Indian Pavilion
Visitors queue to enter the India pavilion. The World’s Fair, which opened in Shanghai May 1st, is expected to attract some 70 million visitors. The theme for Shanghai’s World Expo this year is “Better City, Better Life” and features major exhibitions that look at modern and future urban life. 189 nations are participating in the event that is showcasing a variety of architecture in its pavilions. REUTERS/Stringer
Fireworks explode above the China Pavilion as thousands of visitors watch during the opening ceremony of the Shanghai World Expo April 30, 2010. Shanghai unveils to the world on Friday its multi-billion dollar World Expo, an event many outside the country may struggle to recognize but which China hopes will be an opportunity to assert its growing global clout. REUTERS/Stringer