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Q Sakamaki photographed throughout China’s Northeast which was once called Manchuria. The region was a crossroads, transformed by history through migration, resource exploitation, occupation and war. And now the area is facing new upheaval due to globalization and China’s rapid economic growth, creating a gap between the rich and poor, as well as contributing to a rise in unemployment.
Above: An unemployed man at a memorial park of Tiexi District in Shen Yang in China’s North East that used to have many of the government owned iron factories and houses for workers. Many of the factories were closed, creating high unemployment. Now the area has been turning into high rise residential buildings with often unfair land grabs.
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