City of Ambition
Ferit Kuyas (born in 1955 in Istanbul, Turquey) has embraced photography after having following studies in law and architecture. His first visit in Shanghai for commissioned work marked a watershed in his connexion with China for he went back there many times thereafter. In City of Ambition (2009) he proposes a personal and contradictory view of Chongqing - one of the largest and thus vivid city in the world – in which places appear almost depopulated or under-construction. As many of his contemporaries who are fascinated by Chinese unequalled urban burgeoning, Ferit Kuyas attempts to draw a picture of a typical Chinese city that has almost lost the credentials to be a proper metropolis, as if it became disqualified.
More information: Ferit Kuyas' website