Go! (ref 96)
Exhibition poster from Rhodri Jones ‘Go! Internal Migration in China’ collection shown at Side Gallery 2 February-6 April 2008. (A2 420mm x 594mm)
Rhodri Jones has been documenting the internal migration in China for over a decade.
Internal migration is a complex and not easy understandable phenomenon- with only 8% of China’s landmass classified as highly fertile, the urban growth undermines the country’s long term self-sufficiency. Some of the population movements have been a response to the problem, some have contributed to the crisis.
What Rdodri captures in his images is the scale of this activity and its human faces, the ambiguities, the ambitions and the social costs.