China: Mops+Brooms
Various locations in China, 2011

Everywhere in China, brooms and mops are commonly sighted on the streets, either strewn randomly, casually hanging on window ledges or lying against walls in public. These seemingly everyday objects have an inherent beauty within China’s streetscape, and are usually left unnoticed. As China’s transient landscape undergoes a rapid transformation with budding skyscrapers and modern infrastructure, these utilitarian objects humble China in a way that reminds us of a country it once was.