Category: More Than Migrants

My Dream Is…

Every week since April 2018, B人BEL delivers a program in a migrant school in Shanghai, which focuses on arts for empowerment. In one of our classes, students represented themselves in the present through visuals and shared their dreams through voice recording, which resulted in the video you can see below, as part of our MoreThanMigrants…

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Subtle Happiness

By 王竹青 Liu Qingyun was sitting on a wooden stool next to the sidewalk and looked at the row of bicycles in front of her. She was dressed in a work uniform with the words “Traffic Warden” written on it. I assumed that she was coordinating the parking of bicycles there, so I stepped up…

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A Long Way From Home

By 王竹青 When I met Yan Xiang, he was pushing a janitorial cart on the second floor of the M mall. When I asked to interview him, he smiled and started to work faster. I told him quickly that I could wait until he finished his work. After finishing his work, he led us through…

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Left-Behind

A series by photographer Hibshy Samsadin “After being unsettled by the prospects of a financial career in the United Kingdom, I packed my bags, camera, and Hawaiian shirts and flew to China. Over the following year, I’ve had the honour to collaborate alongside an array of NGOs, Journalists, and communities to help children with congenital…

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Series #4: More Than Migrants

MIGRANT: a person that travels to a different country or place, often in order to find work. A migrant is anyone who moves from one place to another in the hope of finding better opportunities. In China, the topic of migration is connected to the hukou system: a system of household registration. The hukou system…

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