New work on my website


Workers break away bricks and concrete to find rebar and other metals for salvage in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.
M. Scott Brauer – Workers break away bricks and concrete to find rebar and other metals for salvage in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.

I posted a bit of new work on my website over the past couple of days. There are essays on Beijing after the Olympics, workers in Nanjing, Tianjin’s rush to rebuild itself as a center of international business, and the mobile demolition economy that’s continuing in spite of a rapidly worsening domestic economy in China. Here are a few of the pictures:

M. Scott Brauer – An ayi, or housekeeper, reflects on her life while looking out a window in the company dormitory where she lives. The dormitory occupies a maze of rooms between the 1st and 2nd floors of a high-rise apartment building.

M. Scott Brauer – People wait on a street corner near the Heavenly Palace in Beijing, China.

M. Scott Brauer – A man dances with fans on a residential street corner in southern Beijing, China.

M. Scott Brauer – Construction workers ride an elevator down from a partially-built high-rise apartment building for a lunch break in Nanjing, China.

Workers look for salvageable materials in rubble caused by the destruction of hutongs, or traditional Chinese residential alleys, in central Tianjin, China, to make room for modern high-rise building construction.M. Scott Brauer – Workers look for salvageable materials in rubble caused by the destruction of hutongs, or traditional Chinese residential alleys, in central Tianjin, China, to make room for modern high-rise building construction.

M. Scott Brauer – Pedestrians walk down a dark street in Tianjin, China.


  1. Matt Lutton says:

    I love these new stories .. but except for the first and last pictures here, these aren’t nearly the most interesting pictures from them for me.

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