Peter Bialobrzeski is a German contemporary photographer who worked in Wolfsbourg for 15 years whilst traveling throughout Asia. Afterwards he decided to dedicate his career to his personal photography, which he describes cultural rather than documentary or artistic.
For his series ‘The Raw and the Cooked’ Peter traveled across fourteen Asian countries, including China. His photographs portray the Asian metropolis’ sublimity and contradictions, its magnificence, its ugliness, its rapid urban changes, its unsettling insalubrity, its dense population, its luminous pollution, its incredible contrasts.
By representing both old buildings falling into ruins and brand new skyscrapers, Peter Bialobrzeski seems to mingle dystopian visions and panegyric on Asian urbanism.
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