End Of Lines (2013)
I moved to Shanghai in July 2013, twenty years after Shanghai opened it’s first metro station. Today, the Shanghai Metro is now the world’s longest underground transit system. The 16 metro lines transport an average of 8 million people daily. Twenty years ago, line 1 handled just 1.1 million riders in the whole year.
Fascinated by how this development has dramatically changed the city’s social, economic and geographical structure, I decided to explore the landscapes and the lives around every terminal station. Terminal stations that had become landmarks of the rapidly expanding city limits. I visited each once, spending a morning or afternoon documenting my brief encounter. The images were taken in my initial two months in Shanghai, during the hottest summer the city had experienced in 140 years.
The project is published by Be Poles, as the book ‘Shanghai’, for the Portrait de Villes series.