Manufactured Totems

Photographer Alain Delorme’s new series Totems is an amazing collection of photographs of human-powered transport and outrageous cargo from Shanghai, China. The exhibition itself is in France, but you can check out more work from the series at his website.

“The new Totems series by Alain Delorme plunges us into the core of contemporary China and its complexity.  Under the blue sky of a highly colored Shanghai, men carry throughout the city unbelievable piles. These precarious columns made of cardboard or chairs appear as new totems of a society in complete transformation, both a factory for the world and a new El Dorado of the market economy.”

Exhibition at Galerie Magda Danysz, 78 rue Amelot, Paris 11, France. Images reposted from


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