The photographer won at the 2004 World Press Photo competition for his exposure of “AIDS villages”, where people 678 people got infected with HIV after selling their blood. Out of 3,000 people, 678 have contracted HIV and 200 have died.
A woman carrying her severely ill grandson implores the sky to prevent the devil of pain returning.
Disabled orphans adopted by charitable farmers.
Children with cerebral palsy licks milk powder off a bed to feed.
Laseng Temple has an over 200-year-old history, which includes the study of Mongolian medicines. It was seriously polluted by the surrounding factories, so few pilgrims go there now.
Many factories have been moved from the country’s east to its central and western parts. Employees work in the dust.
The Baotou Steel plant dumps mineral processing sewage into the tailings dam.