They are doing everything to stay afloat.
Alain Delorme the photo series “Totems” brings the viewer into the heart of modern China, demonstrates the extreme overabundance of products and introduces the challenges associated with a new “Chinese dream”.
French photographer Alain Delorme Alain (Alain Delorme) was born in 1979. Lives and works in Paris. The project “Totems” was filmed in Shanghai. In his photos people with shopping carts or on bicycles hauling mountains of all kinds of goods. They seemed to wander through the city without stopping on the spot. Are migrants from all over the country, which became the heart of the new “world factory”, working force of the Chinese miracle. They come from rural areas and have only temporary permission to stay in the city. These people – heroes of the new world seems to be capable of any feats, still maintain the precarious balance of his extraordinary baggage.
Between the absurdity of the materialist world and the immutable and sublime dream of a man we have to find your way. And in the meantime to pedal.
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