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 拆 (Demolish)
The photos in this collage are of the Chinese character for “demolish” or “destroy” which can be found painted on the sides of homes and buildings all over China today. With China’s rapid economic development and construction on a scale unprecedented in human history, the old makes way for the new. The photo in the center is of a sign someone painted in an overgrown area surrounded by demolished and abandoned buildings in Chongqing, above a small homemade shrine (probably in remembrance of a family member who had once lived there). This collage is designed to be poster sized, so the words in the center are hard to make out, but they read, "不准拆" (“not allowed to demolish.”)
Photo collage by Jody Segar. Original photos by Jody Segar and Nziza Rurangirwa. Thanks to Phillip Brenfleck and my other students for turning me on to tumblr, and thanks to tumblr for inspiring me to finally get my ass in gear and execute this idea.

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拆 (Demolish)


The photos in this collage are of the Chinese character for “demolish” or “destroy” which can be found painted on the sides of homes and buildings all over China today. With China’s rapid economic development and construction on a scale unprecedented in human history, the old makes way for the new. The photo in the center is of a sign someone painted in an overgrown area surrounded by demolished and abandoned buildings in Chongqing, above a small homemade shrine (probably in remembrance of a family member who had once lived there). This collage is designed to be poster sized, so the words in the center are hard to make out, but they read, "不准拆" (“not allowed to demolish.”)

Photo collage by Jody Segar. Original photos by Jody Segar and Nziza Rurangirwa. Thanks to Phillip Brenfleck and my other students for turning me on to tumblr, and thanks to tumblr for inspiring me to finally get my ass in gear and execute this idea.