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Israeli-born, London-based Nadav Kander won the 2010 Prix Pictet, a relatively new photography prize that focuses on environmentally conscious work, for this photo series. It focuses on the environmental impact of China᾿s rapid development, and how it intersects with the lives of countless families who live on the great Asian river’s banks.
These are powerful images, but I think there’s an even more interesting subtext here if you think of them as the kind of photos that Westerners seem to expect to come out of China — images of tremendous poverty juxtaposed with aggressive industrial growth. See more of them here.+