The reality of photographer Lu Guang (B)

From Secret China 11/11/2009

“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness. ” - W. Eugene Smith

The 2009 Recipient of the W. Eugene Smith memorial fund, Grant in Humanistic Photography, Lu Guang, has focused on the reality of social life in China, and reveals what has not been seen in the communist controlled media in China.

Jiangsu Taixing CCIP chemical waste piling up on the Yangtze River embankment. 15th May, 2009.

Fan village in Henan Anyang City is next to the furnace, the village gets iron rain every day.

Sewage discharged from Henan Anyang iron & steel works poured straight into Anyang river. 25th March 2008.

Zhejiang Xiaoshan chemical industry plants discharges through dam of Qian Tang gate, and finally into the Qian Tang River. 24th April, 2009.

Inner Mongolia Lasengmiao power station. Two black ‘Dragons’ covered village. 26th July, 2005.

Guiyu town of Guangdong Province, storage reservoirs are polluted, the villagers had to use this water as they have no other choice.