Hundreds of thousands of Migrant workers flock at Guangzhou main train station to start their journey back home over the Chinese New Year. The air is hot and very humid inside this crowded, long distance train bound for the city of Dazhou. A young man relaxes at one of the few windows that are not broken and can be opened.
The vast majority of migrant rural workers going home are packing China’s trains in journeys that can easily last two days.
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. February 2005.
Early morning in the streets of Datong.
Datong, Shanxi Province. April 2007.
Shanxi Province. April 2007.
Mrs. Chen, 74, looks after her five-year-old grandson. The little
boyÕs parents are migrant rural workers in the city.
Shilian, GuangÕan, Sichuan Province. May 2006.
Miners after work at the Anyuan coal mine, the oldest coal mine in China. Mr. Jiang, 40, (left) and Mr. Tang, 30.
Scene inside a dressing-room at the Anyuan coal mine, the oldest coal mine in China. Mr. Liang, 42, on his way to the shower.
Two migrant rural workers at night in the “special economic zone” of Shenzhen. Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. September 2002.