Rock and a Hard Place. Rock and a Hard Place is a series of pictures capturing the other side of Suzhou’s technology gloss and Shanghai’s unabashed glitz to document the everyday lives of these cities’ working class members.

Photographer: Phillip Jenkins

Country: United Kingdom

Bio: Phillip Jenkins is currently based in Bearsden, Glasgow and is working on three projects related to the area, Green Hollow, Town of the Grey Dog and Barrowlands.
Phillip has currently finished working on four China projects, Rock and a Hard Place, Jinzhou – The Dark City, Suzhou and Urban Desires.
Work in progress includes Park Life, documenting the social life that happens in and around Chinese parks, The Consumerist, documenting the shopping habits of people in China and Urban Banality, documenting the banality that sometimes occurs with excessive urbanization.