Yin River Hydropower Station is in a mining area in Yizhang County, Hunan. A packed tramcar takes workers into the tunnel, which is a start of a 24-hour working day in a dull environment. The worker, who has been here for the longest time since the operation of this hydropower station, has worked for 25 years.
Sometimes, when basic equipments for daily life, medical care and education are in shortage, grassroots in China have to “invent” things for themselves. Creativity driven by harsh reality drags life ahead.