Photo Series Captures The Unreal Cargo Loads Of Chinese Porters [Pics]

Photo Series Captures The Unreal Cargo Loads Of Chinese Porters [Pics]

Photographer depicts the impact materialism and consumer culture have had on China's underclass.

Plus Aziz
  • 10 december 2012

In this fascinating photo series, France-based photographer Alain Delorme‘s Totems captures the massive loads Chinese porters carry, delivering what looks like hundreds of pounds of goods on a bike. The porters have carts full of tires, boxes, plastic tubes, and chairs, reflecting their position within the hierarchy of consumer culture. Dwarfed by enormous piles of stuff, the bikes look as if they aren’t real and the porters look like they’re about to tip over.

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