The Other China: Life on the Streets, A Photo Essay | Newgeography.com

 

 Chengdu street dentist

The Other China: Life on the Streets, A Photo Essay | Newgeography.com.

Migrants from rural China lack the proper paperwork (hukou) to enjoy the benefits of city life.  They, like poor immigrants to rich nations around the world, suffer multiple indignaties as they try to make a better life for themselves and their families.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nicolas Marino is a 33 year-old architect and photographer currently based in Chengdu, China. For the last 6 years he has chosen a bicycle as means of transport to reach the most remote regions of the world where he focuses most of his documentary work. Some of his journeys include a 10.000km ride from Tehran to Shanghai and several trips around remote and rural China where he has now cycled over 8000km.

Marino’s photos illuminate the shadowy culture of China’s poorest city-dwellers.

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