Stories from the day after

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HISTORY

The story behind the artwork

Location: Shanghai, China, SWFC building with reflection of Jin Mao tower
Background: I was fascinated with the SWFC building or what is known as ‘ the bottle opener’ because of its original design on top resembling a bottle opener.
My living room window in Shanghai overlooked this building and since 2006 when it was just a few meters high, I watched this building rise into the sky as migrant workers continued their hard work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the building rose proudly over the Pudong skyline. The magic of this building is that when you walk around it it appears completely different from each angle and from each location in Shanghai, it appears like a different building as well.
I never got tired of watching it for the 11 years that I lived in that apartment in Pudong and this is one of many images I took of this beautiful structure.
I attempted in this specific edit to show the changing aspect of the building as well as Shanghai which transforms constantly to this day.
Taken in 2017, my last year living in Shanghai.
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CHARITY

Din Nødhjælp

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, international humanitarian organization providing humanitarian aid in the form of medical relief to victims of conflicts and disasters throughout the world. The primary purpose of our humanitarian work is to provide emergency services to the most vulnerable groups in natural disasters, wars, conflicts, epidemics, diseases, famine and poverty. Every year the MSF organization sends doctors, nurses, midwives, administrators and logistics to humanitarian work in projects in around the world.

We have also committed ourselves to report the terrible conditions we encounter through our humanitarian work, and thereby helping to provide information on living conditions in the worlds hotspots.

 

 

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

 


MIMO KHAIR

The Artist

I was born in beautiful Lebanon. I lived with my family, parents, two brothers, two sisters and a whole tribe of relatives in a small village called Kousba in North Lebanon. I went to school and later graduated from The American University in Beirut. Having had enough of the war and feeling the need to expand my horizons, I moved to New York at age 21, where I first discovered my passion for art overall, and photography in particular.

I attended art classes at Parsons School of Design, HB acting studio and later apprenticed with various photographers in New York. In New York City, I found my home, or should I say 8 homes. It is there that I met and grew my best friendships and my most significant life forming experiences.

Since 1996 my photography has spanned the globe. My photo exhibits including a solo show in Lausanne, Switzerland, mostly feature my favorite sub­jects: children, ancient monuments,portraits, and landscapes from my travels. (Read more…).

To see fairies, you must first believe- Shanghai