• CHINA. Beijing. Goldfish being sold on the street. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. Parrots in the shopping district of Xinjiekou . 2008
  • CHINA. Shanghai. Street scene from the old town. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country’s showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008
  • A dog sitting on a cage in central Ho Chi Minh City.<br />
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  • CHINA. Shanghai. Street scene from the old town. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country's showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008.
  • Children look at puppies on the sale on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.<br />
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  • CHINA. Beijing. A dog being taken for a walk. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A bird in a cage outside of a shop . 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A toy dog outside a store in the shopping district of Xinjiekou . 2008
  • CHINA. Shanghai. Streetscene in the old town. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country’s showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008
  • A man looks out onto one of the main channels of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System. The system is regarded as an "ancient Chinese engineering marvel." By naturally channeling water from the Min River during times of flood, the irrigation system served to protect the local area from flooding and provide water to the Chengdu basin. Sichuan Province. 2010
  • CHINA. Shanghai. Streetscene in the old town. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country's showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008.
  • CHINA. Beijing. A man peers through a fence, trying to catch a glimpse of the new Qianmen shopping district. In recent years construction has boomed in Beijing as a result of the country's widespread economic growth and the awarding of the 2008 Summer Olympics to the city. For Beijing's residents however, it seems as their city is continually under construction with old neighborhoods regularly being razed and new apartments, office blocks and sports venues appearing in their place. A new Beijing has been promised to the people to act as a showcase to the world for the 'new' China. Beijing's residents have been waiting for this promised change for years and are still waiting, asking the question "Where's the new Beijing?!". 2008.
  • Dongting Lake, Hunan Province. Dongting Lake has decreased in size in recent decades as a result of land reclamation and damming of the Yangtze. China. 2010
  • CHINA. Sichuan Province. Chongqing. A woman and her pet dog in a park near to The Yangtze River which is at its lowest level in 150 years as a result of a country-wide drought. Chongqing is a city of over 3,000,000 people, famed for being the capital of China between 1938 and 1946 during World War II. It is situated on the banks of the Yangtze river, China's longest river and the third longest in the world. Originating in Tibet, the river flows for 3,964 miles (6,380km) through central China into the East China Sea at Shanghai.  2008.
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