Adios Guangzhou ... Until We Meet Again

As I prepare to leave Guangzhou for places unknown I am reminded why. Don't get me wrong there is a lot to love about Guangzhou. Yet those things I will not miss is the daily commute on the Guangzhou Metro. The memories... good times, cozy times, getting to know your neighbors. 


A Different Perspective on Guangzhou

In the last 2 years I have taken to the roof tops and streets of Guangzhou to give you a perspective of the size of this city of 14 million. I have also wanted to present Guangzhou as a place that is undergoing rapid urban transformation.  

Guangzhou goes on seemingly for ever sometimes and this is just the beginning. The Chinese government is planning to connect Guangzhou to Shenzhen in the south and to Foshan to the west. They are planning to have 80 million people in this mega city by 2050. 

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©stevebrombergphotography   Last but certainly not least amongst all the boxes of Guangzhou sits the Doughnut .....

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Last but certainly not least amongst all the boxes of Guangzhou sits the Doughnut .....

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Education.. Chinese Style

When I lived in Wuxi Jiangsu, I was invited to my boss's daughters school for their english is fun day. My first encounter with the kids was amazing. It seems that I was the very first foreigner the children have ever seen. Their reaction to me was priceless. You'd had thought they just saw big foot...

 

The education in China is rigorous. Any spare moment a kid has to be a kid, mayhem ensues.. From Wuxi Jiangsu China.

Chinese parents are obsessed with their child's education. Since they are only allowed 1 child the entire future of the family sits on their shoulders. No spare moments are wasted. The parents also know that English is their kids ticket to a better education and a family fortune. The pressure is so intense that schools put on these "English is Fun" shows to demonstrate to the parents how much their kid is learning. Burnout happens to the children in mid school and a real hatred of the language develops for the rest of their education.

Chinese parents are obsessed with their child's education. Since they are only allowed 1 child the entire future of the family sits on their shoulders. No spare moments are wasted.
The parents also know that English is their kids ticket to a better education and a family fortune. The pressure is so intense that schools put on these "English is Fun" shows to demonstrate to the parents how much their kid is learning. Burnout happens to the children in mid school and a real hatred of the language develops for the rest of their education.


Road To Nowhere, Southwest Sojourns at the Marion Center Santa Fe

Santa Fe University of Art and Design is putting up the first of their two summer exhibits this friday the 30th at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts.


The show will feature work by Center alumni and members from May 30th to June 30th. My piece Kaingcun will be part of the exhibit!! 

Kaincun, Fabric Village, Guangzhou, China 2014 ©stevebrombergphotography

Kaincun, Fabric Village, Guangzhou, China 2014 ©stevebrombergphotography

If you have time this weekend come see the show!

 

Open to the public!