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Chronic Illnesses and Challenges

China: What It's Like to Take Photos of a Dying Man

Like millions of Chinese gold miners, He Quangui was stricken with the lung disease silicosis. At first he didn't want his story to be told, but over time he came to trust the photographer.

Tencent China: Dying to Breathe

Photographer Sim Chi Yin has spent​ ​the past​ four years documenting He Quangui's life as he struggled with silicosis.