Beijing-based photographer Sim Chi Yin has been named this year’s winner of the Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award.
Hidden China through a photographer’s lens
The award and its grant supports photographers whose work shines a light on the shared human experience.
It was created in memory of Chris Hondros, a Getty Images photographer who was killed in 2011 while on assignment in Misrata, Libya.
Christina Piaia, the president of the Chris Hondros Fund board, noted the ”intelligence and rigor” of Sim's documentary work.
Sim’s series ”Dying to Breathe” tells the story of some of the millions of Chinese workers struggling to survive after being afflicted with "black lung" disease.
And ”The Rat Tribe” focuses on some of the one million new Beijing residents who have found homes underground in small, often dank rooms that are far cheaper than those above ground.
Check out our photo gallery of her works above.