Shanghai, China 2016

Diversity and rapid growth were themes I was aware of during my exploration of Shanghai. The new buildings I captured differed greatly, and were a formidable sign of the country moving forward into the future. These contrasted against areas preserved from the colonial-era. “The Century of Humiliation” refers to the time that China was carved into concessions run by the British, French, America and Japanese after losing the Opium War in 1840. When power was returned to China they began working to remove traces of this time. Despite being the country’s largest city and global financial hub, the preservation of these areas were a sign that the city had come to terms with its past and embraced these as their history. 

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