Greg Girard is a Canadian-born photographer whose work has examined the social and physical transformations in Asia’s largest cities for more than three decades.
His most recent work, City of Darkness Revisited, was released as a book in 2014 and updates his and co-author Ian Lambot’s earlier City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City. Girard has also worked on Phantom Shanghai a book looking at the rapid and, at times, violent transition of Shanghai as the city raced to make itself “modern again” at the beginning of the 21st Century.
As well as these cities, his work includes photography set in Hanoi (Hanoi Calling 2010), as well as other Asian and North American urban settings. In addition to these projects, Greg Girard is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine. Currently, he is represented in Canada by Monte Clark Gallery, and is working on a book that examines the social and physical landscape of US military bases in Asia and their host communities. It’s challenging to pick a small selection of Greg’s photos, as they all so poignantly capture the plights and splendours of urban life all over the world, but here are some of our favourites…
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17 September 2018