Mo Shunhai, 59 years old, and Zhou Qunxing, a year younger, have been married for 34 years. Though Zhou is younger, she looks hoary-haired and morbid. Twenty-six years ago, she got systemic muscular atrophy. Till now, she has completely lost the capacity to take care of herself. Mo has never thought of forsaking her, but looks after her as carefully as possible. For years, he has held her hands tightly.
Recently, a candidate from Super Speaker, a renowned variety TV show, hits the Internet. She is An’ran, whose photos on Weibo are now popular for her pure and pretty appearance. She is now known as the best-looking “bald” beauty. Due to familial inheritance, she was diagnosed to be innately bald in her childhood. She has recorded for a number of hot shows, such as Extraordinary Dance, More Than Perfect, Wonderful Chinese, which build her fame among audience.
Fishing used to be a way to make a living, whereas it has become a kind of rite now. Yang Bin, who has been a fisherman for over 40 years, sees his identity change from a full-time fisherman to a part-time, the fish-catching method transformation from man-power to motor vessel then back to manpower sailing ship, the fishing period adjustment from the whole year to a month.
Worker Li Fang makes lanterns in Sanzhao Village of Yanta District in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Jan. 23, 2018. Craftsmen of local lantern workshop are busy making lanterns before the upcoming Spring Festival.
Qian Zhongshu tidies up the garden terrace of his studio in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 22, 2018. Qian was born in 1983 in Hangzhou. As an enthusiast of traditional Chinese culture, the graduate of China Academy of Art resigned from office and opened his own jewellery studio about nine years ago. So far, his group has had nearly 20 members. They can make more than 300 pieces of jewellery every year.
Local people experience batik in Danzhai County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Jan. 20, 2018. Intangible cultural heritages are moved into experiencing houses in scenic spots of Danzhai county, in which tourists can get to know the local culture in a much more personal way. The measure has brought considerable increases to the income of local tourism and the poor.
Liu Jianyang (L), a successor of national intangible cultural heritage, instructs his apprentices to practice movements as a Monkey performer in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 19, 2018. Shaoju, also known as Shaoxing Opera, is a subtype of the "luantan" opera. With a history of nearly 400 years, Shaoju has had more than 400 programmes. The most famous one is the performance of Monkey. Famed Monkey King performers Zhang Zongyi and Zhang Zongxin, with the stage name of Liulingtong and Qilingtong respectively, initiated the Monkey performance of Shaoju in 1940s. Its performance has specialities of both north and south in China. The Shaoju Art Research Institute of Zhejiang established a professional Monkey performance group. There are nearly 100 related performances by the institute every year.
Illumaphonium by Michael Davis is seen on show as part of the Lumiere light festival in London, Britain, on Jan. 18, 2018. Britain's largest light festival Lumiere London opens Thursday night, with more than 50 artworks of lights by British and international artists displaying on some of the capital's most iconic buildings.