Nanjing bikes

January 03, 2015

The art and fashion of biking in Nanjing.

 

 

The art and fashion of biking in Nanjing.

 

 

The art and fashion of biking in Nanjing.

 

 

The art and fashion of biking in Nanjing.

 

Nanjing, China, 2014. Nanjing bikes.

A project that was little published last year is a photographic research I made about the every-day culture, emerging social and cultural tensions in modern-day urban China on the example of the "bike culture" in Nanjing. Over the summer I had the opportunity to visit China. What stood out for me was how fast the urban culture was changing and the tension this created between the traditional Chinese life-style and the new affluent urban ambitions. In China the bike has been a traditional and well-established means of transport and it seemed to me that the bike, it's use and transformation illustrated well how the daily lives in China were changing. "Nanjing bikes" became a complex project that reflects my observations about this emerging tension about survival and adaptation. Please click on the link for the story.