2009到2010年期间,法国摄影师Alain Delorme在上海完成了他的新作“图腾”系列。他为这座城市劳工的超级负荷所着迷,这些made in china的物品相互堆叠,创造了令人惊异的,甚至是有些荒诞的城市风景。也正是这些如蚂蚁般日复一日的移动着的劳工们,造就了中国经济的一次又一次的腾飞。

French photographer Alain Delorme‘s newest series of photographs is entitled ‘totems’. The images were captured in  shanghai throughout 2009 and 2010. fascinated by migrants’ loads, he has photographed piles of stacked ‘made in china’ products which form unusual sculptures, symbols of a form of fetishization of the objects themselves. The verticality of these formations echoes the incessant expansion of the urban area, constantly under construction. Here, de lorme gives a new vision full of humor and poetry of those porters – both super heroes and ants with impressive  loads of tires, water containers, office chairs, flowers… distanced from the typical photos of china portraying  immense crowds, he has focused on the individuality of these workers, as opposed to all those identical and interchangeable objects.