Animation photo project using salvaged negatives

Thomas Sauvin a French photographer salvaged thousands of photo negatives from a Chinese recycling center. Sauvin collaborated with another artist and created an animation. The project is called Beijing Silvermine.
Some think this project is an invasion of privacy, some believe Sauvin has preserved an otherwise lost portion Chinese history.

Beijing Silvermine - Thomas Sauvin from Emiland Guillerme on Vimeo.
(the animation starts a 09:36)