I use photographic and cinematographic techniques to engage China’s breakneck development, and analyze the debris of history in industrial and post-industrial societies. In addition to making images and visual narratives of urban transformation, social displacement, dispossession, ruins and ruination, I also seek to bring art into scholarship, and vice versa, as well as to explore the entangled relation between politics and aesthetics.

I have been invited to exhibit my work in galleries, museums, and photo festivals internationally. The blog entries in this website are mostly about my recent activities and random reflections. For further descriptions of my visual and research projects, visit tonglam.com.