Seventy-two Neighbors

Shanghai Alleyways

Seventy-two Neighbors

Everyone shares ground, space, and air in the long, narrow longtang. Enormous ingenuity has pushed what counts as living space to the extreme. It is Sunday: children are bathing, students are reading, mothers are washing the family's clothes, and grandmothers rinse the rice - each to her or his own.

Beijing Road, Huangpu District, 1990