Chongqing is one of the largest, fastest growing cities in the world. This giant municipality has a population that now exceeds that of Canada or Poland, four times the size of London or New York.
The focal point of the country’s westward push (the “Great Western Development Strategy”), Chongqing has grown with such speed that it more resembles a cluster of coalesced cities than a single destination, a vast organism held together by the long veins of its transport infrastructure. Buildings appear to haphazardly emerge and collide, burying beneath their foundations a graveyard of the past. Pockets of farm land survive in the unlikeliest of places: on the embankment beside a modern suspension bridge, or in the shadows of a vast concrete overpass, where a handful of locals still cling to an agrarian life.