Totem

I really love this photo series Totem by Alain Delorme. The images are of Shanghai migrant workers carrying large loads of goods. The images are photoshopped to exaggerate the loads and to illustrate the idea of what “Made in China” could and should mean when reflected upon. So brilliant.

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p.s.

These may be exaggerated, but I can vouch experience driving behind tiny trucks with loads 4x their size on the freeway around Asia.

It’s terrifying.

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One thought on “Totem

  1. Wow – thanks for sharing such interesting images. I can vouch for the same types of loads here in Uganda! It’s amazing what people will manage to fit on to the back boda bodas (motorcycle taxis).

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