Unforgotten - Chenglin He

Unforgotten

By Chenglin He

  • Release Date: 2020-07-29
  • Genre: Photography
Score: 5
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From 13 Ratings

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Description

Unforgotten: A Generation Left Behind documents the condition of left behind children in rural China. Commonly defined as children living in rural areas with parents working in cities, the phenomenon of left behind children was first widely documented in the early 2010s by both Chinese and international media.

These children typically only see their parents once a year during the New Year's break, if at all. For most of the year, they live with their grandparents, who may be unable to provide adequate care. Due to the absence of parents, left behind children often experience loneliness and neglect in the household. 

Since the phenomenon was first brought to light, these children have fared much better as the quality of education and scope of care have improved. Due to the endeavors of the government and local charities, more and more families are now supported. 

Unforgotten is designed to be viewed horizontally.

Reviews

  • Stunning Visuals

    5
    By melslslldkfkekwoww
    A must read!
  • Phenomenal Book!!!

    5
    By Andyscool
    Absolutely amazing!!! Unforgotten: A Generation Left Behind gives a unique perspective on the children and their caretakers forced to live in destitution. The pictures give a eye-opening outlook on the people left behind AND the proceeds go to charities that these very people depend on. Strongly recommend for everyone!
  • Seriously a Work of Art!!!

    5
    By Matiasmo06
    I just finished reading the book and it’s incredible. From the stories to the pictures, everything was amazing. I liked how the book showed the real struggles that these people are facing. I found it really touching. Also the pictures taken in this book were OUT OF THIS WORLD! The colors, the scenery, the details were just everything! The pictures truly brought out emotions and feelings! I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone! IT’S A MUST! I can’t wait for more amazing books from this amazing author!
  • :)))

    5
    By lzeng22
    Stunning photography assembled together to tell a beautiful and powerful story!!!! Thank you Tony for using your talents to bring this important story to other people!!
  • A Must Read for Everyone!

    5
    By 🙈😉✌️
    Unforgotten does the impossible! The book reveals intimate, personal stories of real people affected by left behind children and of course the children themselves, while also managing to portray a greater sense of solution oriented community and purpose. Not to mention an unbiased, artfully stunning depiction of rural China. Unforgotten attempts to showcase the cracks of brightness and resilience in what may be seen by the outside world as a dark life, and it exceeds those expectations. All in all, the book is an authentic window into the lives of left behind children presented through poignant photographs, making certain their stories are unforgotten after all.