Poultry is sitting in cages in a stark, white tiled room in a market in Shanghai. In the background, the bare chested proprietor is putting an end to one of them, readying it for his customer. In a corner is a machine that will pluck the feathers of the birds in a few seconds.
The market had several stalls like this, each full of birds, their smell and stained liberally with blood and feathers. This stall was the cleanest that I saw that day.Tags:
Photography means painting with light. As I explore more and more of China, Asia and Europe, I find myself drawn to their people. While there is certainly grand nature out West, and incredible skyscrapers in the East, what makes this region special are the people building it, living in it and working hard to see their lives improve. While the latter is not always the case, it is striking to see how the mundane and the extraordinary combine everywhere. I am working on a section about the maglev construction; please have a look at the people over there.
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