Photographer and Pulitzer Center grantee Sim Chi Yin has spent the past four years documenting the life of He Quangui's, a gold miner in China, as he struggled with silicosis.
When she started the project, she expected to tell the story of how silicosis effects a patient and his family. But instead she witnessed the love between He and his wife that sustained him for so long.
Silicosis, a lung disease associated with mining, is the most common occupational disease in China, a country that produces the most gold in the world.
He, from Shaanxi Province, is one of the thousands of men in the region that suffers from silicosis. It has been three months since he died. Initium Media in Hong Kong published the story in traditional Chinese here.