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Shanghai’s old streets are vanishing, and this artist is racing to document them

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10.07.2019

Cody Ellingham is like a reverse archeologist. The photographer and art director documents dying architecture around the world before it’s razed and buried under new layers of civilization, preserving buildings before they vanish forever.

In 2018, Ellingham’s series Danchi Dreams captured Tokyo’s aging public housing. Now, the photographer has published a new project, called Shanghai Streets, that documents the Chinese city’s “lane houses,” which are being demolished at a rapid pace to make space for new developments in the futuristic........

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