Totems by Alain Delorme | Photography

"Totems" is a photo project by French photographer Alain Delorme. His photos show migrant workers in Shanghai: recyclers, street vendors, etc … men and women … carrying loads that are usually beyond human capacity to handle. However in some Chinese cities it is a common sight to have such creative and powerful people. In this series Delorme portrays the individuality of such workers as opposed to the usual images we see of Chinese streets, where the main focus is on the crowds. We can clearly sense the humor in addition to the hardships they go through to survive.

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