Nathan Gibson

Nathan Gibson

Nathan Gibson is a photographer, writer and documentary filmmaker with a focus on social issues, peripheral communities and the absurd corners of contemporary life. He splits his time between southwestern China and the United Kingdom, where he is from. His work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, Al Jazeera, and Agence France-Presse.

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The last reindeer herders: China’s ethnic minority Ewenki keep a centuries-old tradition alive

The Ewenki, an ethnic minority group in northeast China, are traditionally nomads who have herded reindeer for centuries. But today, only about 200 Ewenki still make a living as herders, and their native tongue has mostly died out. Valian, also known as Wang Ying, is one of the last Ewenki reindeer herders. As most of their people have moved into the cities and assimilated with the Chinese, Valian and her family are doing their best to maintain their people's traditional way of life.

24 Dec 2019 - 5:50PM

The Ewenki, an ethnic minority group in northeast China, are traditionally nomads who have herded reindeer for centuries. But today, only about 200 Ewenki still make a living as herders, and their native tongue has mostly died out. Valian, also known as Wang Ying, is one of the last Ewenki reindeer herders. As most of their people have moved into the cities and assimilated with the Chinese, Valian and her family are doing their best to maintain their people's traditional way of life.

The last reindeer herders: China’s ethnic minority Ewenki keep a centuries-old tradition alive
Unique language of China’s Oroqen ethnic group fading after decades of assimilation

The nomadic Oroqen people are among 56 ethnic groups officially recognised by the People's Republic of China. 

30 Jul 2019 - 12:35PM

The nomadic Oroqen people are among 56 ethnic groups officially recognised by the People's Republic of China. 

Unique language of China’s Oroqen ethnic group fading after decades of assimilation
The Oroqen: China’s former nomadic hunters with fading memories of life before forced resettlement

The Oroqen ethnic group in northeastern China lived for centuries as nomadic herders who practised shamanism.

8 Apr 2019 - 11:09AM

The Oroqen ethnic group in northeastern China lived for centuries as nomadic herders who practised shamanism.

The Oroqen: China’s former nomadic hunters with fading memories of life before forced resettlement
One of China’s smallest ethnic minority groups, the Oroqen, is in danger of disappearing

With only a few thousand members remaining, the loss of the Oroqen language, and with it a way of seeing and expressing the world, is the greatest threat to this community.

6 Apr 2019 - 5:02PM

With only a few thousand members remaining, the loss of the Oroqen language, and with it a way of seeing and expressing the world, is the greatest threat to this community.

One of China’s smallest ethnic minority groups, the Oroqen, is in danger of disappearing
School for the blind offers beacon of hope for disabled in rural China

Training students to become masseurs clears their path to independence. At a rural Hebei school, corporate partnerships help plug funding gaps left by glacial government progress on rights for disabled.

9 Dec 2018 - 2:08PM

Training students to become masseurs clears their path to independence. At a rural Hebei school, corporate partnerships help plug funding gaps left by glacial government progress on rights for disabled.

School for the blind offers beacon of hope for disabled in rural China