12.05.2009

The Story Behind 'Made in China' - A Pictorial

http://image.fengniao.com/vision/content/1/122-1.html
http://www.chinahush.com/2009/10/21/amazing-pictures-pollution-in-china/
Lu Guang, freelance photographer from the People’s Republic of China, started as an amateur photographer in 1980. He was a factory worker, later started his own photo studio and advertising agency. August of 1993 he returned to post-graduate studies at the Central Arts and Design Academy in Beijing (now is the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University). During graduate school, he studied, traveled all over the country and carved out a career, became the "dark horse" of the photographer circle in Beijing. Skilled at social documentary photography, his insightful, creative and artistic work often focuses on "social phenomena and people living at the bottom of society". Attracted the attention of the national photography circle and the media. Many of his award winning works focused on social issues like, "gold rush in the west", "drug girl", "small coal pit", "HIV village", "the Grand Canal", "development of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway" and so on.
On October 14, 2009, Lu Guang won the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his documentary project "Pollution in China" [below].
[Forget -right now!- 'climate change'. Now we know that it's not THE issue. The real problem it's pollution. And don't be fooled; "Pollution in China" is not speaking about a problem 'they have over there'. It's really a testimony of the bottom-line, true-effect that the globalized pseudo-free market -driven by its manufactured consumerism- has on, not only China (these pictures could have been taken in any resource-rich, cheap-labour nation), but on the planet as a whole. Just in time for the upcoming christmas consumer orgy. Enjoy...]
Pollution in China - Lu Guang
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[Sources: image.fengniao.com & www.chinahush.com]
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