2016 / Editorial / Photo Essay

Shanghai Sacred

  • Photographer
    liz Hingley

Shanghai is a metropolis that sees itself as the cradle of Chinese ‘modernity’, the birthplace of the revolutionary movement, and a hub of cultural and religious diversity despite close government control. For the last 15 months I have been based in Shanghai exploring the cities multi layered religious identities, beliefs, and influences. My photographs and writings document the ingenuity of religious practitioners, both locals and outsiders, when creating ‘sacred space’ in a constantly changing urban and political environment.