A series of images taken down the final 5km of the Dongliang River before it meets the Yangtze River. A suburb of Chongqing, the valley is due for development which threatens the subsistence farming and livelihood of locals.
What struck me on my visit was that there appeared to be three tiers of impact and I sought to capture the contrasts of these as I followed downstream to the Yangtze River: the first tier being the pastoral river scene at the bottom of the valley; the second being the horizontal intervention of service and water pipes striking an all too obvious line along the river and through the valley vegetation creating an abstract contrast to the river; the third tier being the vast number of high level bridges and viaducts carrying vehicles and trains which, in their busyness, appear disconnect and oblivious to the serene scene below. Such is the ambiguity of the growing metropolis of Chongqing - and to some extent, to China itself.
Hasselblad - Ilford Delta 100 120 film