January 16, 2016
Contest: Social Issues Photography Contest
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Clary Estes Female
United States

Zhu Huaxiang, the grandmother of the Huang family in the rural Southeastern Chinese village of YingPanXu, cries outside of the family home during her husbands funeral. Friends and relatives try to move her inside and away from the funeral guests to mourn.

In the wake of China’s rapid industrialization, many young people are moving to the city for greater opportunities, or as migrant workers to support their families back home. This phenomenon has created a generation of elderly and very young children who are left behind in the village to live their lives in rural China, alone. Seen through the eyes of the Huang family, ‘Left Behind’ explores how globalization and the exodus of young people to the city for work affects the families they have left behind. The story exposes the life, death and daily struggles of the Huang family and asks the question: what does it mean to be left behind?

Disciplines: Fashion Drawing Photography Industrial Design

13 comments from 13 voubsters
Ели Ангелова
Ели Ангелова  

Wow my heart stops for a second. Heartbreaking photo. Thank you!

March 23, 2016 05:18:10 AM UTC
Vasko Vasilev
Vasko Vasilev  

Wow Clary, excellent moment captured and a great story behind your photo. Thank you for uploading it! You have my 10 points!

February 9, 2016 04:08:55 PM UTC
Bianca Badala
Bianca Badala  

I voted 10+. Check if you vote me! Thank You:*

February 2, 2016 12:24:49 PM UTC
Plamen Hristov
Plamen Hristov  

Voted with 10 :) Can you do the same for us? Thanks! https://www.voubs.com/photo/Nazdrave-Sdjado/e7e320069f4bf53ffa47cf68995a...

February 2, 2016 10:21:46 AM UTC
Mihail Gazdovski
Mihail Gazdovski  

Voted with 10 please vote back https://www.voubs.com/photo/Thru-the-trees/e26ebf957af9a90687ebe9aa6a196903 thanks :)

February 1, 2016 08:19:22 PM UTC
Лъчезар Инджиев
Лъчезар Инджиев  

Hello i vote for you'r photo 10 :) please vote for me :) https://www.voubs.com/photo/Brsnarja-i-klienta-/eb6f8a3710f0b61e1cb63f62...

February 1, 2016 12:34:28 PM UTC
Katie Spirkovska
Katie Spirkovska  

Voted with 10, please vote for me too :)

January 31, 2016 01:32:03 AM UTC
Aleksandar Dragisevski
Aleksandar Dragisevski  

18/10. Nice photo :)
Vote for my photo. Thank you in advance.

January 31, 2016 12:22:58 AM UTC
Marina Krstic
Marina Krstic  

I vote 10, can you vote 10 for me, plzz, 10x

January 29, 2016 07:04:55 PM UTC
Ivana Mitic  

I voted 10, please vote my new photo. Thank you

January 26, 2016 11:56:53 AM UTC
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