Lu Guang, Independent Documentary Photographer
China has become the world’s second largest economy. However, this economic growth has consumed enormous
resources, producing tremendous amounts of pollution. Three-time World Press Photo award-winning independent
photographer Lu Guang presents selections from his most prominent works on the landscapes and human effects
of industrial pollution.
A freelance photographer since 1993, Lu Guang has developed major documentary projects in China, all at his own
initiative, focusing on some of the most significant social, health, and environmental issues facing his country today.
His photographic work includes stories on gold diggers, local coal miners, the SARS epidemic, drug addiction along
the Sino-Burmese border, Aids villages in Henan Province, the environmental impact of the Qinghai-Tibet railway,
industrial pollution and the medical effects of schistosomiasis (bilharzia).