Blue-collar photographer’s slice-of-life photos aboard China’s slow trains capture a side of country forgotten amid the fanfare over high-speed progress

  • China’s high-speed trains are a gleaming testament to its rise, but in the shadows is another world, one documented by a hotel worker with a second-hand Nikon
  • Qian Haifeng set out to see country on the cheap, and began photographing his fellow passengers. His images have won him national and international recognition