What many call “ghost towns” in China, one photographer calls “unborn” cities.
Chicago based photographer Kai Caemmerer traveled to China to photograph a series of new town projects that are part of a Chinese national plan to house 250 million residents. He captured their images in a series that he named “Unborn Cities.”
The name is the result of his photographing the projects before sunrise and after sunset to further echo both their vastness and their emptiness at the time in their development before the buildings were commissioned and people are moved in to them. The result is a series of extraordinary images.
Many world-wide observers wonder whether these cities are Ghost Cities or merely at that place of “being unborn.”