Prestige and Decay in China: The photos of Harry Kaufman

Prestige and Decay in China: The photos of Harry Kaufman

Prestige and Decay in China: The photos of Harry Kaufman

Prestige and Decay in China: The photos of Harry Kaufman

Prestige and Decay in China: The photos of Harry Kaufman

A friend pointed me in the direction of this amazing set of photos by Harry Kaufman this morning. I was immediately struck by the way Kaufman has captured two sides of China – contrasting the large, beautiful buildings that line the horizon with the small, dilapidated structures crumbling at their feet. The photos were taken in Shanghai and Chongqing, two of the five National Central Cities, a plan to urbanise China.