‘High Speed Cities’, by Manuel Álvarez Diestro


The photography series by Manuel Álvarez Diestro is a look at the growth of new Chinese cities from the windows of bullet trains moving 350 km per hour. China’s railway network links up 550 cities. From Beijing to Shanghai, Tianjin, or Xian, later from Xian to Chengdu, then on to Chongqing and again from Shanghai to Wenzhou and from Guangzhou to Shenzhen, Álvarez Diestro searched for and found a conceptual and visual connection between the speed of the trains he rode and the vertiginous velocity with which Chinese cities are growing.

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