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CHONGQING, on the four shore of passing times

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Architecture
  • Company
    Rechercher
  • Photographer
    Cyrus CORNUT

Chongqing municipality, China, population of 34 million.
One of the world’s highest demographic and economic growth
rates.
The is infused by almost 300 000 newcomers every year.
Chongqing, the “Mountain City,” at the confluence of the
Yangtze and Jialang Rivers, struggles to break through the fog
that covers it all year long.
Heir to the displaced from the Three Gorges dam and
daughter to the Beijing authorities – who upgraded her to a
municipality, raising her up to the same heights as her big
sisters on the East coast – Chongqing has developed at a
dizzying speed. Urban forms and infrastructure have sprung up,
gravity-defying, embracing the shorelines of its four banks,
each of them steeply carved out by the current of the water. The
speed of urbanization has outperformed overtaken the slow
rhythm of the fishermen, the erosion of the rivers, the powerful
hatching of the mountains.

Awards -Laureate of the SingularLens-Central Dupon Award, march 2018
-Laureate "Grand Prix des Albums du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle" 2014
-Laureate "Visa de l'ANI" 2012, Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme
-Finalist HSBC Photo Award, 2011
-Laureate "Visa de l'ANI", Perpignan 2006
-Residence in "la Villa Tamaris", Seyne sur Mer, 2006