Chonqing, China

I’ve recently noticed several reports of the growing urban sprawl known as Chonqing, one of China’s four municipalities. Although the area covers approximately 32,000 square miles (about the size of an average US state) it is still considered a single Chinese municipalty and is home to nearly 32 million people (about the population of the entire state of California). The Guardian reported on the region several years ago, and Wired Magazine recently posted a selection of images by Turkish photographer Ferit Kuyas of the so-called megalopolis.

The images here are the works of three photographers. Along with Kuyas are images from the notable London-based photographer Nadav Kander (who won a 2009 Prix Pictet for his photographs of China) and Beijing-based photographer Matthew Niederhauser.




  1. Tim says:

    some really nice and powerfull images, especially the ones of the bridge and underneath the bridge :)

  2. Ben says:

    really good work. looks all very interesting. how from an other world ;-)

  3. Frans says:

    Wow, great series!

  4. Axel says:

    Fantastic photos about the impressive development in China. Specially the contrast between these huge buildings and the people, who seem to be oppressed by this gigantism.

  5. Cecile and Sylvain says:

    Absolutely outstanding, beautiful, disturbing, ghostly: sorry, I couldn’t chose just one word.

  6. The first picture is amazing, great shot ! Well done, it’s art !

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