Funny, Romantic, Nostalgic, and Strange: 30 Winning Photos From Chinese Trains

    By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.Playing the erhu, the 2-string Chinese violin, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1996, spooned couple on a sleeper train from Guangzhou to Chengdu, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1993, on the Lanzhou train bound for Urumqi, a Grandma laughs at her baby, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1999, inside the sleeper compartment a young lama offers a hada, they are from the Gannan Labrang Monestery, headed for Shanghai, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1993 on the Qiqihar, Beijing bound train, a 92-year-old abbot checks her pulse, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1992, train from Shanghai to Chengdu, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1998, Beijing to Harbin, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1995, from Qiqihar to Beijing, girl eats instant noodles with her dog, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1993, Beijing to Urumqi, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.Exercises, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1996, Guangzhou to Chengdu, shaving with an electric razing and doing makeup, bBy Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1996, Guangzhou to Chengdu train, a mother carefully holds her baby in its back-pack basket, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1996, from Beijing to Hohhot, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1991 Harbin to Shanghai, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1991, Shanghai to Chongching, a family of four finds space on the floor, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.Nowhere to sit, shirtless man holds onto luggage rack, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.By Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.1994, Harbin station, by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun.

    Railway worker turned photographer Wang Fuchun captures moments of people traveling on Chinese trains. The vivid images have won him many awards and renown on Chinese social media.

    From steam locomotives to bullet trains, the last 30 plus years of changes for China’ s railways have all been recorded in Wang’s photos—but most interesting are the people.

    “Trains are loaded with people’s hopes and regrets,” said 68-year-old Wang in Amusing Planet.

    Born in 1943, he began photographing on the trains in the 70s, and by 1984 he’d become a professional photographer based in Beijing. Wang has since won the 17th National Film Festival gold medal in China, 3rd place in the Chinese Photographic Art Award, and was awarded as Chinese Photographers outstanding member.

    He says when he gets on a train he gets a comfortable feeling, like being at home.

     30 plus years of China’ s railways recorded in Wang’s photos—but most interesting are the people.

     

    Photos are from SinaBlog.com

     

     

     

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