Jiang Pengyi’s Miniature Decaying Urban Landscapes

Jiang Pengyis Miniature Decaying Urban Landscapes urbanization miniature environment cityscapes China
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Jiang Pengyis Miniature Decaying Urban Landscapes urbanization miniature environment cityscapes China

Jiang Pengyis Miniature Decaying Urban Landscapes urbanization miniature environment cityscapes China

Jiang Pengyis Miniature Decaying Urban Landscapes urbanization miniature environment cityscapes China

Jiang Pengyis Miniature Decaying Urban Landscapes urbanization miniature environment cityscapes China

When checking out the Blindspot Gallery site I almost skipped right over these photographs by Jiang Pengyi thinking they were nothing more than ruin porn, but a closer glance revealed something quite different. Amongst the filthy detritus in Pengyi’s photographs, entire miniature cities emerge from the shadows, as if the evolution of cockroaches had dramatically accelerated resulting in the construction of bug-sized skyscrapers and transit systems. Though the photos aren’t meant as commentary on wildlife, but rather the excessive urbanization, redevelopment and demolition in the city of Beijing. Many more images here.

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