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Special family portraits- with their left-behind children! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-10-24 15:20:49 |Display all floors
Every day, groups of farmers carrying heavy luggage leave homes for bigger cities in search of a better life for themselves or for their families. Most of them are backbones of their families, who are supposed to stay at homes; however, higher wages or better job opportunities in big cities has motivated them to go outside, so they abandon the agrarian life and leave their families behind in villages.

Reunion with beloved family members is a pipe dream for most of them who cannot go back to home often. Liu Jie, a photographer with Xinhua News Agency, has taken a number of photos for migrant workers with the life-size photos of their left-behind children placed on empty seats.

After these photos were exhibited in Beijing 798 Arts Zone and some websites, many people were touched because the stories from photos resonate with their experiences.


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Photo hows migrant worker Zhang Shegui and his wife Zhang Jianfang posing for photo with their son and daughter’s life-size photo at their rental home in south China’s Shenzhen. They left their hometown in 2001. Zhang Jianfang shed tears when she saw her daughter’s head was bandaged.

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Photo  hows migrant worker Wang Zhenhua posing for photo with the life-size photos of his mother and daughter in southwest China’s Chengdu. Wang hasn’t seen his daughter for nearly one year.

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Photo shows migrant worker Hou Keming posing for photo with the life-size photos of his two daughters at a construction site in southwest China’s Chengdu. Hou left his hometown in 2006. His wife intends to go out to work when their children grow up.

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Photo shows migrant worker Li Changan holding his son posing for photo with daughter’s life-size photo. Li, his wife and their son work in city, and their daughter stays with Li’s father in the village.

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Photo shows migrant worker Shen Yong and his wife posing for photo with daughter’s life-size photo. They work in an electronic-products factory.

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Photo hows migrant worker Dong Wenzhong and his wife posing for photo with the life-size photo of their son and Dong’s mother.

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Photo shows a migrant worker posing for photo with the life-size photo of his son Yang Hao at a catering market in southwest China’s Chengdu. Yang was brought up by his grandparents.

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