Philipp Scholz Rittermann: The Emperor’s River, Photographing Along China’s Grand Canal
Philipp Scholz Rittermann: The Emperor’s River, Photographing Along China’s Grand Canal at Scott Nichols Gallery. "...In 2009, Philipp Scholz Rittermann travelled to China to photograph the country’s development along the Grand Canal, the world’s oldest and longest man-made canal. Over 2000 years old, the canal runs more than 1000 miles connecting Beijing in the north and Hangzhou in the south. Rittermann documents the human, industrial and natural landscapes of this rapidly developing country. The photographs take you down the canal contrasting the rural terrain and growing urbanization; uninhabited skyscrapers tower over village markets, coal towers dominate relaxing evening views and young men in modern attire pose before ancient statues. These large-scale high resolution panoramic images have been described as visual poetry." More... Works by Philipp Scholz Rittermann at his personal site.