In 2007 I photographed the Inner Mongolian people on behalf of Baotou Commerical Bank for a group exhibition at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing to celebrate 60 years of the establishment of "Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region".
At the end of the eight-day journey, I landed in a town called Dong Ujimqinqi, home to the Geng family who run a small bar and restaurant from their living room. In the evening, a barbecue is lit outside on the pavement and passers-by can purchase barbecued meat, beer and soft drinks, or just sit and relax and chat for a while.
The Geng family consists of Huang Zheng Fang and her husband Geng Rui Qin and their two sons Geng Jie Fei and Wu Xiang Yue. Geng Rui Qin's sister Geng Rui Hong also lives with them. Everyone is involved in the running of the restaurant. Click any image to open the slide-show.
This gallery is about the city life of Inner Mongolians. Click here to see photographs of the Mongolian people who live out on the grasslands.
Help Blind Children in Inner Mongolia
This project aims to restore sight to 3,000 children and 5,000 adults at risk of losing sight in one or both eyes, and to fully train 600 medical professionals and establish a pediatric eye care centre in Baotou.
Currently Baotou has no pediatric eye care capability and people's living standards are well below the poverty line. Moreover, village doctors are not well-trained. To cope with this problem, ORBIS will partner with a local hospital to establish a professional pediatric eye care centre that can provide quality and affordable services. Also, ORBIS will establish a network of 10 vision centres that can extend paediatric eye care services to poor people. Training will also be provided for doctors. Click on the link for more information about the project.
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