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These workers are sewing jeans in a makeshift

Image | 2010-12-01 at 11:30

These workers are sewing jeans in a makeshift shed that serves as a workshop in Xintang, Guangdong province

A jeans wholesale market in Xintang

Image | 2010-12-01 at 11:17

A jeans wholesale market in Xintang, Guangdong province. Xintang is known as "the Jeans Capital of China" and produces more than 260 million pairs of jeans every year, 40% of which are exported.

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing

Image | 2010-12-01 at 10:46

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing factory forms a mesmerizing pattern (Xintang, Guangdong province)

This boy is working with his parents at a

Image | 2010-12-01 at 10:32

This boy is working with his parents at a small jeans workshop in Dadun Village in Xintang. He earns 0.15 yuan for snipping loose thread ends off one pair of jeans; in one day he can do about 200 pairs. (Xintang, Guangdong province)

A boy walks barefoot in the wastewater discharge

Image | 2010-12-01 at 7:00

A boy walks barefoot in the wastewater discharge from a fabric dyeing factory in Gurao, Guangdong province

Workers are printing designs on to fabric

Image | 2010-12-01 at 7:00

Workers are printing designs on to fabric at a factory in Gurao, Guangdong province

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing

Image | 2010-11-30 at 15:03

Every morning, workers at a denim-washing factory in Xintang must search through wastewater to scoop out stones that are used to make stonewash denim. The stones are washed with the fabric in industrial washing machines and discharged with the...

Scenes from the opening of the "Hope & Pain:

Image | 2010-09-27 at 11:33

Scenes from the opening of the "Hope & Pain: An Exhibition of Water Pollution by Eugene Smith, Aileen Mioko Smith, Lu Guang and Joseph Ellis" at Inter Gallery, 798 Art District, from Sept. 26 to October 3.

Shenzhen Resources' discharge pipes have

Image | 2010-09-03 at 6:00

Shenzhen Resources' discharge pipes have polluted the Dongbao River with high concentrations of hazardous chemicals.

Tongling city

Image | 2010-08-26 at 16:08

Tongling city, Anhui province. The discharge pipes of this chemical factory are buried underground. The factory secretly releases wastewater into the Yangtze River at night.

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