10 januari 2010

Hans Scholten - Urban Future

Aleppo 2006 September
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Hans Scholten's Urban Future photography project investigates the rapid, chaotic development of large cities in Asia and the Middle East. Shot in bright daylight, his formal, black-and-white compositions offer a bleak view of China's modern skycrapers --as in Shanghai, from 2005-07 -- and traditional, nondescript housing -- Tehran, nr.2, taken during the same period -- in Lebanon, Syria, Iran and Azerbaijan. Built wherever developers desire, these buildings share a disregard for organized city planning and infrastructure.

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