Obituary: photographer Wang Fuchun, who took iconic photos of life on Chinese railways, is dead at 79
Wang Fuchun, who garnered worldwide attention for his sensitive portraits of life on Chinese railways, died in Beijing on Saturday at the age of 79 of an undisclosed illness. Wang, who worked on the railways in the 1970s, won domestic and international awards in photography for taking pictures of people from different walks of life as they traveled across China via trains.  Covering the decades when China rose from an economic backwater to a global superpower, his work also offers an insightful portrait of Chinese society during a time of radical transformation.  From steam locomotives to bullet trains, images taken by Wang showcased the cultural, economic, and social changes that took plac