8.05.2009

FERIT KUYAS: City of Ambition

Security Officer, Office Building, Chongqing, China 2005
Photograph (c) Ferit Kuyas/All rights reserved
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Restaurant Boats, Changjiang River, Chongqing, China 2005
Photograph (c) Ferit Kuyas/All rights reserved

Construction Site, Changjiang Nr. 1 Road, Chongqing, China 2005
Photograph (c) Ferit Kuyas/All rights reserved

Jialing River, Huanghuayuan Bridge, Chongqing, China 2005
Photograph (c) Ferit Kuyas/All rights reserved


FERIT KUYAS was born in Istanbul, Turkey. His career in photography followed his studies in architecture and law in Zurich, Switzerland. His most recent project CITY OF AMBITION: FAST FORWARD IN CHINA is a personal view of Chongqing, one of the largest cities in the world. Located in Southwest China in the Sichuan region, it was the capitol of China during World War II, now populated by almost 32 million people.

Kuyas has captured these images with a view camera on 4x5"color film.
His book “City of Ambition” will be published in October 2009 (German Edition, Benteli Publishers) and spring 2010 (English Edition, Mets & Schilt Publishers). His work is available through the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles and Galerie Monika Wertheimer in Oberwil, Switzerland. He was one of 100 photographers invited to participate in Review Santa Fe 2009. Ferit Kuyas website

7 comments:

JMW said...

Something about the restaurant boats is magical. The lighting, the water, the cityscape in the background.

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willow said...

Wow. His work has such an ethereal dream like quality about it. Wonderful.

Thanks for stopping by WM.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Besides the hazy atmosphere I specially like the way they are composed. I prefer the first one. The tiny man caged in the monumental architecture, the white tiles, the man's pose and the city in the distance claiming her part in the picture. The boats are great too, specially the mist and reflections. Thanks for introducing Ferit Cuyas' work to us.

Italo said...

Amazing photos. Brava! Italo.

Joanna's Foto Blog said...

Ms Elizabeth- beautiful and inspiring blog!
Thank you very much!

heungman.net said...

these are very unusual pictures of today's China. thank you for sharing.