The Three Gorges Dam project along the Yangtze River in the Hubei province of China is the world’s largest engineering project and has displaced over 1.2 million people and destroyed 11 cities. This project has been the reason of much controversy, as well as the subject for many artists.
But for Chinese artist Yang Yi, the Three Gorges Dam has a very personal meaning. Born in a small town overlooking a tributary of the Yangtze River, Yang Yi will see his hometown completely submerged during the last phase of the project in 2009. Using both photography and digital techniques, Yang Yi’s images capture the remaining scenery before it disappears forever, along with his roots and childhood memories.