It has been now several weeks that Chinese photographer Lu Guang has disappeared. Nobody knows where he is. Expatriate in the United States, his disappearance is while he was traveling to Xinjiang, a region of China where the government is cracking down on the Muslim minority, the Uighurs.
The three-time World Press Photo winner has disappeared on November 3rd. His wife explains in a letter she posted on Twitter that she tried to contact the local police, but his efforts were in vain. According to his contacts on the spot, Lu Guang was reportedly arrested for reasons that remain until now unknown.
I have to say that the situation could be the work of the government because the photographer disturbs the power. And for good reason: for many years, he was threatened, censored or beaten up because of his disturbing clichés. Guang travels to China to image the social and environmental problems. To attract the attention of politicians, he does not hesitate to photograph children who are dead or sick with AIDS, rivers polluted with fish floating on their surface or Chinese pedestrians battling daily toxic clouds.
We propose you to discover his work through some shots selected below.