Photojournalist Chua Chin Hon has amassed an impressive collection of photographs charting the transformation caused by the Three Gorges Dam project, soon to be showing at Southern Barbarian. The pictures, taken over repeated visits to the area in the last five years, document historic townships being submerged and new communities taking their place.
China’s largest ever engineering project, which was estimated to cost $25 billion, has relocated 1.24 million residents and flooded two cities, eleven counties and 116 towns. But the eye witness accounts show how much things have changed in a way that can never be documented on an annual finance report. Come check it out on Sunday, Feb. 15.
Opening party: Feb 15th, 3pm to 6pm
Place: Southern Barbarian restaurant, 2F Area E Life Arts Space, 56
Maoming Nanlu, Shanghai
Tel: 1362 1797 634