At the entrance of China’s Yangtze River lies Shengsi, a cluster of nearly 400 islands that harbors a long-forgotten fishing village that nature is slowly devouring. Jane Qing, an imaginative photographer hailing from Shanghai, shares her captivating shots of this abandoned hamlet nestled in the picturesque archipelago.
In the past, the village used to be a thriving community with over 2,000 fishermen and other residents. However, it was deserted in the early 1990s and now only a few people reside there while it has become a popular destination for tourists. The main reasons for the decline of this once bustling village were issues related to education and food supply. As a result, the village has been overrun by vegetation and greenery since its abandonment.