Xiancun Battle 2011
There is a battle being waged on the edge of the CBD in Guangzhou, China. It is between the city government and the residents of a small community called Xiancun. Many families have been living in the area for twenty to thirty generations, so they are doing their utmost to keep their homes, which are currently being threatened with demolition to make way for highrise offices and apartments for the increasingly wealthy middle and upper classes. These photos are my attempt to tell their story and to record life in the community in case history follows its usual course here in China and the community becomes nothing more than a memory.
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