China, old and new | Photographer: Stephen Wilkes | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Wilkes traveled all over China, from megalopolises such as Beijing and Shanghai, to more modest cities such as Changsha and Guilin, attempting to capture old China's coexistence with new China.
Along with traditional pastorals, there are long shots of elaborate factories. "China's moving away from being a farming society and putting more weight on manufacturing," Wilkes says. "I'd heard the factories were as big as American football fields."