“Build Up” by Chris Rayn, 2012
In the early morning sun, smog is building around Shanghai's iconic skyscrapers along the East bank of the river as the dozens of construction sites in the city commence work. The future is under construction, but where wood is chopped, splinters must fall.
Project: Poisonous Beauty
Portraying the most poignant years of China's air pollution "airpocalypse", "Poisonous Beauty" shows images not unlike dystopian science fiction from the distant future, a symbol not just for the price of economic development at all costs, but humans' tenuous relationship with nature in the age of climate change. (Read More)