Here is the PDF of the travel story I shot for the Shang Travel Magazine last January. You can view more of those photos below in the blog.
Two month ago, I traveled to Chengdu with a journalist from the Wall Street Journal to document the recents Land Grabs happening in China. During three days, we visit different people who lost, not only their lands to massive private development projects , but for some of them, members of their own families for protesting against the grabs. The article is available online for suscribers and on today ( 14.02.2013 )’s edition of the Wall Street Journal. Here is the link for the online slideshow:
And here some of the selected photos:
As Burma is opening up , tourists are flowing into the country from everywhere around the world. The touristic industry is yet not ready to welcome so many travelers and many of the hotels are still proposing prohibitive prices and you need to book in advance ! Shang, the Shangri la hotel magazine sent me to Rangoon to document the touristic attraction and to look at its food delicacies and famous street food. I have spent about a week wandering in this amazing city, build mainly on colonial architecture and concentrating a mix of east asian and indian culture. Here are some of the first photos from this series
About two weeks ago, my Vertical Communism series was featured in a very respected New York Times Lens Blog. I had a great conversation with Matthew McCann about China and Chongqing and a pleasant article about the situation with urbanisation in China. You can see the portfolio and article here:
and some print screen of the post below:
Ordos | Kambashi in abandoned cities
This december, dutch architect Willemien van Duijn published a wonderful book about abandoned cities around the world. I was more than happy to participate to it with one of my shot the new giant housing complex being build in Ordos / Kambashi. If you are in Holland, please check this book, the other photos are quite incredible as well. You can have some preview on the NRC ( Dutch newspaper ) photo section here:
and more snapshot of the book taken with my phone here:
In this week end edition of Le Monde, two portraits of young french residing in Shanghai talking about their vision of France.