To celebrate the spectacular 40-year growth of Shenzhen, China’s showcase technology and financial hub just across the border from Hong Kong, Wu Guoyong spent the past seven years photographing the city's spectacular architecture from the air and ground, using drone technology to offer a rare perspective. These photographs have been combined with historical archives and other photographers' work to present a visual panorama of the dynamic growth and development of Shenzhen. The earliest photograph dates back to the 1970s, when Shenzhen was little more than a collection of rural villages, rice fields, and small fishing ports. The latest, taken in mid-2018, reveals a futuristic and innovative cityscape reaching out from Shenzhen’s coastal beaches across delta lowlands, punctuated by rugged, forested mountain terrain.
|Publisher:||Odyssey Books & Maps|
|Product dimensions:||11.25(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Thomas Bird is a seasoned travel writer specializing in East Asia. Mike Bossick moved from America to Shenzhen in 2003 to edit a series of children’s books for Disney. He has since worked as a copyeditor for Huawei and ZTC. Johan Nylander is an award-winning author and China and Asia correspondent, frequently published by CNN, Forbes and Sweden’s leading business daily, Dagens Industri. David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-Apec Trade Policy Group. He is a journalist and expert on international business and global trade. Wu Guoyong is one of drone photography's pioneers in Shenzhen.