Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Out of control China

Photographer Edward Burtynsky recently published China, a collection of pictures documenting the effects of the country's blind devotion to manufacturing. The series of shots on the Three Gorges dam present a post-apocalyptic landscape. They remind me of the land in Cormac McCarthy's The Road. The dam project is the world's largest construction site. In less than 6 months, it has displaced 1.2 million people and destroyed 11 cities.

Above is an apartment complex somewhere in Shanghai. Below is a chicken plant.
His website: http://www.edwardburtynsky.com/

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