In 2014 I moved to China to teach English in a primary school for one year. I was based in the west, in Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province.  During this time Chengdu had a growing population of over 14 million, and was one of China's ‘pilot reform regions’. The city was experiencing rapid economic growth, resulting in heavy investment in infrastructure, such as a fast expanding metro and rail system, as well as the building of new schools to cater for the large migration of rural workers and increasing urbanisation.  I was among only a handful of foreigners living in Xipu on the outskirts of the city, and would receive daily stares from locals who rarely saw or mixed with foreigners. I used my camera to record, albeit in a whimsical manner, some of the behaviours of a city experiencing a growing sense of self confidence.
       
     
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 In 2014 I moved to China to teach English in a primary school for one year. I was based in the west, in Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province.  During this time Chengdu had a growing population of over 14 million, and was one of China's ‘pilot reform regions’. The city was experiencing rapid economic growth, resulting in heavy investment in infrastructure, such as a fast expanding metro and rail system, as well as the building of new schools to cater for the large migration of rural workers and increasing urbanisation.  I was among only a handful of foreigners living in Xipu on the outskirts of the city, and would receive daily stares from locals who rarely saw or mixed with foreigners. I used my camera to record, albeit in a whimsical manner, some of the behaviours of a city experiencing a growing sense of self confidence.
       
     

In 2014 I moved to China to teach English in a primary school for one year. I was based in the west, in Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province.

During this time Chengdu had a growing population of over 14 million, and was one of China's ‘pilot reform regions’. The city was experiencing rapid economic growth, resulting in heavy investment in infrastructure, such as a fast expanding metro and rail system, as well as the building of new schools to cater for the large migration of rural workers and increasing urbanisation.

I was among only a handful of foreigners living in Xipu on the outskirts of the city, and would receive daily stares from locals who rarely saw or mixed with foreigners. I used my camera to record, albeit in a whimsical manner, some of the behaviours of a city experiencing a growing sense of self confidence.

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DSCF2074.jpg
       
     
DSCF0511-3.jpg
       
     
DSCF3345-2.jpg
       
     
DSCF0414-3.jpg
       
     
DSCF3841-2.jpg
       
     
DSCF4711-3.jpg
       
     
DSCF8586-2.jpg
       
     
DSCF9038-2.jpg
       
     
DSCF2171-2.jpg
       
     
DSCF4090.JPG
       
     
DSCF4863-3.jpg
       
     
DSCF2961-2.jpg
       
     
DSCF9681.JPG
       
     
DSCF2910-3.jpg
       
     
DSCF3161-2.jpg
       
     
nn.JPG
       
     
DSCF0368-2.jpg
       
     
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