Ralph Steinegger's statement
Whereas in the first half of the 20th century, places like Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and Phnom Penh were small, pleasant, and orderly, they are now among the largest and fastest growing cities in the world. A transformation concentrated within a few decades, which has no precedent in human history. Richness and poverty, development and a lack thereof, enormous real estate and infrastructure investments, combined with a minimum of urban planning.
(Dis)Orderly / Southeast Asia is my attempt to document the spectacle of the region’s urban landscape, the debris of its breakneck growth, the surrealist lure of its hidden street corners, the colours of tropical decay, and the intertwining drama of poverty and wealth.