Three layers separate the image and give depth to the scene.
An old building dominates the center of the image and is framed by rubble, a tree and new buildings.
The image is separated into three vertical sections.
A home that is cleared for destruction is framed by an entrance through the wall into the old village. The debris in the foreground creates lines for the eye to follow into the image.
A direct path through the image is created by the road.
Graffiti on the right, most likely a “Keep out,” sign, leads the eye along the wall and into the empty space between the wall and the new buildings in the background.
I cannot help myself from feeling overwhelmingly powerless when I look back at the images that I have collected from the towns hidden behind construction walls in Wuxi. Looking back across my sheets of images I cannot help myself from wondering who still lives in the homes, which homes are still standing and what the neighborhoods will look like in years to come. Photographing the series is coming to a close, but full production from the images that I have captured will continue for quite a long time. I have some audio and video that will make an appearance after I get back to the states. I am looking forward to watching this series come to life.