Vanishing existence (2007)

– Forgotten leprosy villages in China –

A 70 years old man of the leprosy village of Wuchuan collects firewood after working in the banana field.
A 75 years old villager goes back to his house.
A 70 years old man of the leprosy village of Wuchuan having a rest after working in the banana field. He lives alone in the village.
Women villagers having a rest under a tree in the afternoon.
A villager having a rest in his room. Most of them are over 70 years old.
A villager lying on her bed in the afternoon.
The village of ex-leprosy patients. The village is located deep in the mountain. The treck to the village takes over 1 hour from the bottom of the mountain.
Villagers work during the day. They grow corn and raise livestocks to make their living.
A 70 years old man of the leprosy village of Wuchuan. He lives alone in the village. The number of people in leprosy villages decreases every year since they are getting relatively old.
A 70 years old man of the leprosy village of Wuchuan carries water taken from the well. He lives alone in the village.
A 85 years old woman villager. Many villagers are getting old. The number of villagers is decreasing each year. There were more than 100 patients in this isolated village located across the river opposite the city of Wuzhou, but now only 9 of them are left.
A 75 years old villager writing Chinese characters.
Villagers having a rest in a room. The houses were built some 30 to 50 years ago and some are delapidated.
A 73 years old villager smokes a cigarette. He was sent in the village in 1963.
A coffin placed in the room of a 73 years old villager. In some regions of China, it is said old people live with their coffin.
A villager walks down the mountain to buy fuel in the town. The village is located deep in the mountain.