Out West in Yunnan, close to Ruili, near the border with Myanmar, an old woman haggles over the price for a bag full of vegetables. Her drawn face shows just how bitter her days have become, and many people in this area are not much better off. 

The market itself is a ramshackle affair for local villagers, with the raw meat under the sun attracting it's share of flies and the severed head of a pig a bargain not be be passed.

Woman on a market in Yunnan, Yunnan

Out West in Yunnan, close to Ruili, near the border with Myanmar, an old woman haggles over the price for a bag full of vegetables. Her drawn face shows just how bitter her days have become, and many people in this area are not much better off.

The market itself is a ramshackle affair for local villagers, with the raw meat under the sun attracting it's share of flies and the severed head of a pig a bargain not be be passed.

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Photography means painting with light. As I explore more and more of China, Asia and Europe, I find myself drawn to their people. While there is certainly grand nature out West, and incredible skyscrapers in the East, what makes this region special are the people building it, living in it and working hard to see their lives improve. While the latter is not always the case, it is striking to see how the mundane and the extraordinary combine everywhere. I am working on a section about the maglev construction; please have a look at the people over there.

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Thomas Boltze

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