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Song Chao

Song Chao was born in Dongming County, Shandong Province, in 1979 and began working as a miner in Shandong's Yankuang Group in 1997. He began to take photographs of his co-workers in 2001. In 2002, he received the Chinese National Photography Award. In 2009, Song graduated from the Beijing Film Academy, and has worked with Time to photograph workers in China. His photographs were featured in Asia Society's COAL + ICE exhibition. He works and lives in Beijing.