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Yuanmei Lai

Yuanmei Lai

Statement

This image, entitled Evolution Caused by the Human, depicts the evolution of architecture and nature in Guangzhou, a city developing rapidly in China. Urban towns are progressing just like the evolution in the natural world. In this evolution which caused by the human, the native land has been replaced by urban structures, and modern buildings are replacing these urban structures which have no one live in it will be rebuilt. The human built the buildings taller, advanced the technology, and made the interior more luxurious. However, the greenery is less and less. The plants in this area have reduced. Will it disappear and die out in this evolution just like the extinct animals?

Bio

Yuanmei Lai is a student studying in the photography department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In most of her artwork, she uses photos to push against the issues she does not agree with, as she thinks keeping silence means agreeing with it.

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