This photographic essay offers a glimpse of China today, with its blend of ancient traditions and fast-paced modernization. Traveling for three weeks in Shanghai and Hangzhou in the east and Yunnan Province in the south, Alex Messenger captures the essence of the old and the new in this collection of images. Illustrating the joys, sorrows and struggles of modern China, this book takes you through the pulsing streets of Shanghai, to the shores of tranquil Lake Xi Hu and the shrouded mountains of Yunnan in an incredible photographic journey you are sure to remember.
Based in Minnesota, Alex Messenger is a creative and technical professional focused on producing engaging and compelling photography, video, prints, graphics, stories and text. He studied Studio Art and Writing at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, receiving his B.A. with honors in 2010. Alex is also an expert in backcountry canoe travel and equipment and is a member of the St. Louis County Rescue Squad.