• CHINA. Beijing. A man takes a rest in the shopping district of Xidan . 2008
  • A man takes a rest on his bed on the Leizhou Peninsula, Guangdong Province. 2010
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl rests in her fathers arms in the Olympic village whilst watching rehearsals for the Beijing Olympic games. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young girl rests in her fathers arms in the Olympic village whilst watching rehearsals for the Beijing Olympic games. 2008
  • A woman rests near Dongting Lake, Hunan Province. Dongting Lake has decreased in size in recent decades as a result of land reclamation and damming of the Yangtze. China. 2010
  • CHINA. Beijing. A mother carries her tired child in the Olympic village whilst watching rehearsals for the Beijing Olympic games. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A mother carries her tired child in the Olympic village whilst watching rehearsals for the Beijing Olympic games. 2008
  • CHINA. Hubei Province. Wuhan. Lions in an enclosure in Wuhan zoo. In many of China's 'second-tier' cities, away from the modern zoos in the megacities of Beijing and Shanghai, hide a plethora of smaller unknown zoos. In these zoos, what can only be described as animal abuse is subtly taking place in the form of deprivation of light, space, sanitation and social contact with other animals. Living in awful conditions, these animals spend there days entertaining tourists who seem oblivious to the animals' plight and squalid existence. 2008.
  • CHINA. Hubei Province. Wuhan. Monks inside of a temple. Wuhan (population 4.3 million) is a sprawling city that sits on both sides of the Yangtze River.  2008
  • A man sleeps on top of a hill on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A man sleeps near to Tibetan prayer flags on top of a hill on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A man sleeps in the "Living Water Garden" in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The garden is a park aimed at highlighting the importance of the relationship between man and water. 2010
  • CHINA. Hubei Province. Wuhan. Monks inside of a temple. Wuhan (population 4.3 million) is a sprawling city that sits on both sides of the Yangtze River.  2008.
  • CHINA. Hubei Province. Wuhan. A lion in an enclosure in Wuhan zoo. In many of China's 'second-tier' cities, away from the modern zoos in the megacities of Beijing and Shanghai, hide a plethora of smaller unknown zoos. In these zoos, what can only be described as animal abuse is subtly taking place in the form of deprivation of light, space, sanitation and social contact with other animals. Living in awful conditions, these animals spend there days entertaining tourists who seem oblivious to the animals' plight and squalid existence. 2008.
  • CHINA. Hubei Province. Wuhan. A Black Bear  in an enclosure in Wuhan zoo. In many of China's 'second-tier' cities, away from the modern zoos in the megacities of Beijing and Shanghai, hide a plethora of smaller unknown zoos. In these zoos, what can only be described as animal abuse is subtly taking place in the form of deprivation of light, space, sanitation and social contact with other animals. Living in awful conditions, these animals spend there days entertaining tourists who seem oblivious to the animals' plight and squalid existence. 2008.
  • A dog sitting on a cage in central Ho Chi Minh City.<br />
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  • Children look at puppies on the sale on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.<br />
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  • CHINA. Beijing. A man holding his head in the shopping district of Xidan . 2008
  • A restaurant worker sleeps next to a bright red wall.<br />
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  • CHINA. Shanghai. A street-seller, trying to sell photographs to passing tourists, takes a rest. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country’s showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008
  • CHINA. Shanghai. Workers taking a rest. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country's showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008.
  • A cook takes a rest and uses his cellphone in the hutongs of central Beijing.
  • CHINA. Shanghai. A street-seller, trying to sell photographs to passing tourists, takes a rest. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country's showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008.
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