2016 / Nature / Landscapes

Abstract Xiapu

  • Photographer
    Thierry Bornier

Known as the most charming fishing village of China, Xiapu is located at the northeast part of China's Fujian province. Xiapu nevertheless has the largest mudflat in the country, Along its tiger-striped beaches, bamboo structures and poles, buoys and fishing vessels provide human counterpoints to the area's natural beauty. I have spend many time for the last 2 years to capture the patterns in the Mudflat made by men with bamboos the scenery is constantly changing, and the people making a living there adjust to the tides that sweep through, bringing in fresh sea water, and work with the environment. It is a rustic memory of the Chinese traditional way of life.