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The pictures are a “must see” just for doing what most news photography don’t dare … which is strip otherwise “conscience” imagery of a more glossy, distant and artistic veneer.
The paragraph at allfromweb starts out:
"October 14, 2009 in New York hosted the 30th annual award ceremony Fund Eugene Smith. Lou Gueng of the Peoples Republic of China won the Grand $ 30 000 for his documentary project, “Pollution in China.” Lou Gueng – freelance photographer, which began operations in 1980 as an amateur photographer. He was a factory worker, and later opened his own photo studio…"
(photo: Lou Gueng caption: Shepherd near the Yellow River covers the nose from the stench)