From the Terminal Station, Guangzhou 1997

During the 1990's Chinese migrants poured into big cities like an avalanche in pursuit of better life.
The area in and around the terminal station was always incredibly crowded with tens of thousands of people.
Besides, a huge number of people stayed in the station square until they would get jobs in the city.
Although it looked chaotic, I was often overwhelmed by their life force and some kind of dignity in spite of their poverty.
It was a journey to discovering the diversity of people and the starting point of my photography.

All images © Toru Ukai, 2020

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