Illustration

Totems by Alain Delorme

September 24, 2012
The social and economic paradoxes of modern Shanghai are presented in Alain Delorme's "Totems." This series of exaggerated photographs, manipulated through photoshop, depicts the reality of the low-wage workers who toil at the bottom rung while Shanghai expands around them. In the midst of rising skyscrapers and exploding wealth, they are left to carry the ever-increasing weight of the city's market demands.