China by Night

China by Night

A selection of twelve images from the project was exhibited during the CONTACT Scotiabank Photography Festival 2019.

Exhibition title: Chengzhongcun 城中村

Gallery 1313, Toronto, May 22-June 16, 2019

http://g1313.org/6562/chengzhongcun-may-22-june-16/

Curated by Henry Heng Lu

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Containing over 60 photographs, the series was shot at night in five Chinese megacities: Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.

Inspired by Brassaï’s seminal Paris de nuit [Paris by Night] (1933), “China by Night” focuses on three elements in Chinese urban environments: urban villages where migrant workers live; the juxtaposition of the old and the new denoting urban China’s ongoing transformations; and the visual archiving of older parts of town. The images capture the various light sources and reflections that colour the scenes at night and show undocumented areas of town – otherwise crowded and noisy during the day – in their unsuspected nocturnal tranquility.

The project has received the generous support of Ryerson University and the Faculty of Communication & Design.

China by Night

China by Night

Guangzhou 2016

China by Night

China by Night

Shanghai 2016

China by Night

China by Night

Shenzhen 2017

China by Night

China by Night

Chongqing 2016

China by Night

China by Night

Shanghai 2015

China by Night

China by Night

Beijing 2016

China by Night

China by Night

Chongqing 2016

China by Night

China by Night

Chongqing 2016

China by Night

China by Night

Guangzhou 2016

China by Night

China by Night

Shenzhen 2017

China by Night

China by Night

Shanghai 2015

China by Night

China by Night

Guangzhou 2016

China by Night

China by Night

Guangzhou 2016

China by Night

China by Night

Shanghai 2015

China by Night

China by Night

Beijing 2016

China by Night

China by Night

Chongqing 2016

China by Night

China by Night

Shenzhen 2017

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China by Night

China by Night

A selection of images from the series was exhibited at Ryerson University (Yonge Street) in October and November 2017 to promote the Faculty of Communication & Design's annual showcase of creative activities.  

China by Night

China by Night

A selection of images from the series was exhibited at Ryerson University (Yonge Street) in October and November 2017 to promote the Faculty of Communication & Design's annual showcase of creative activities.  

China by Night

China by Night

A selection of images from the series was exhibited at Ryerson University (Yonge Street) in October and November 2017 to promote the Faculty of Communication & Design's annual showcase of creative activities.