Alexis Aubin is a documentary photographer, from Montreal, Qc Canada,
His work aims to explore cultural expressions, diversity of lifestyles and the impact of systematic pressure on the contemporary beings.
About the project:
Shanghai is a metropolis of 23 million inhabitants and a new global economic pole. Known as the Chinese symbole of economic growth, modernization and urbanization, China’s biggest city reforms are massive. Working-class areas are being destroyed and replaced by large-scale projects. This headlong rush produced more than 50 million vacant housing units in the Middle Kingdom.
Rate increases cast a housing bubble and exacerbate social tensions as millions of Chinese cannot afford the market price.