Trucks thunder along a wide expressway in Anhui Province, sending the dust swirling. A man can be seen at the side of the road, still a long way off, a traveler. He slowly comes closer. He is carrying a bag on his right shoulder and a bundle on his back. ‘Where have you come from?’ I ask. ‘From somewhere.’ he says ‘And where are you going?’ ‘Nowhere.’”
High-population centers of enormous size are springing up in China with dizzying speed. With them comes an increased demand for migrant workers in the construction sector, factories and mines. Some 150 million people have already set out from underdeveloped provinces to earn their living in the growth centers of China.
The photographer Andreas Seibert accompanied migrant workers over a period of several years in order to document their lives and work. These laborers allowed him to photograph their efforts to find a better life and a brighter future.
From Somewhere to Nowhere
China’s Internal Migrants
320 pages, 307 photographs, 19.5 x 26 cm
© 2008 Lars Müller Publishers
Design: Integral Lars Müller
19 x 26 cm, 7½ x 10¼ in, 320 pages, 228 illustrations, hardcover (2008)
ISBN 978-3-03778-146-3, English
€40.00 / $55.00 / £40.00