'Viewed from the outside, fifteen years may not seem like a long time. But fifteen years, in one's own experience, can shape a person's destiny. In Shanghai, fifteen years pass in a flash; afterwards, one discovers with astonishment that, in many ways, a whole new world has appeared. All the more so if one only considers either side of this period - the beginning and the end, the source and the destination. That's precisely what Jan Siefke's photographs do: they depict Shanghai at two points in his personal experience: 15 years ago, soon after he arrived in the city, and today, as he prepares to move on. They raise the question: what happened - or didn't happen -in this city in the intervening fifteen years? They offer surprising insights into continuities and radical cut-offs with the past.'
'More than a market' a Publication for Bertelsmann Stiftung
Beitrag in der Brandeins zu Japan: 'Vanilla Confusion'
VW-Magazin Beitrag zu Shanghai