fredag 23. april 2021

Who Are China's Left-behind Children?

In China, tens of millions of people have left their villages to find work in the cities, leaving their children behind. Documentary photographer Uri Aviram lived among these children and discovered that the reality is more complicated than he’d thought: "The first time I heard about this phenomenon was in a university course about villages in China. I was absolutely intrigued. I’ve always had a strong affinity for China. I traveled there after my army service, completed a degree in East Asia studies and also learned Chinese. After graduation, I received a scholarship and went to China to study the language. I was supposed to stay for a year, but I stayed for two. That’s also when my interest in documentary photography began, and then everything came together: I knew that this would be my subject, that I would do a project about the 'left-behind children.'"