Qingang Chen | Patients at Muli County

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Country of origin: China
Project location: Venezuela
Program: Magnum Foundation Fund
Year: 2014

For the economically impoverished residents living in the remote mountain region of western China, medical help often arrives too late, if it comes at all.  For the last three years, Qingang Chen has been photographing the people of Muli County, just one example of the many remote rural communities that must manage without so much as paved roads to connect them to the outside world.  Through work that documents the lives of those who lack consistent medical treatment, Qingang Chen hopes to bring awareness and ultimately care to people who too often must tolerate chronic suffering alone.