Shanghai carriers

Shanghai carriers

Categories: Asia | Nations | Society

A photo series by French photographer Alain Delorme shows China's consumer society through photographs of workers transporting veritable mountains of furniture and other goods.

Shanghai carriers

French photographer Alain Delorme was born in 1979. Lives and works in Paris. Having visited Shanghai, Delorme tried to reflect his impressions of the bustling metropolis.

Shanghai carriers

According to the photographer, many of these workers are immigrants who go to Shanghai in search of better opportunities.

Shanghai carriers

According to Delorme, the series shows China's consumer society:

Shanghai carriers Looking at Alain Dnlorme’s photographs of modern Shanghai, one is tempted to use some kind of metaphor.

Shanghai carriers This is Sisyphus on a bicycle.

Shanghai carriers This is the weight of capitalism on the back of the worker.

Shanghai carriers Here's an example of human ingenuity.

Shanghai carriers Although, why all this poetry, when you can just look at these photographs and pay tribute to the simple ingenuity and determination of these people who transport goods from point A to point B.

Shanghai carriers Carts, bicycles, mopeds are the simplest form of transportation this side of the mule against the backdrop of a modern metropolis.

Shanghai carriers I’m tempted to remember William Faulkner’s phrase that man will not only endure, he will dominate.

Shanghai carriers Looking at this miracle of man, who would doubt?

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