Wu Mingjie (4), whose parents are working in Guangdong Province nearly 1,000 km away.
The portrait series depicts children in the village of Zhangmu, Chongqing, in southwest China, both alone and with a much-loved teacher Fu Huaying.
China has some 220 million migrant workers. Young couples moving from rural areas to work in the cities often have to leave their children behind while they earn money to support the family. Many who meet and marry far from home need to remain working, and so take their children to be looked after back in their villages by grandparents.
Fu Yongjun is the director of photography for Hangzhou City Express. He has won three gold awards and one silver award in the China International Press Photo Contest. He was nominated as one of China’s Top 10 Photojournalists in 2002. And, in 2007, he won the Golden Statue Award for China Photography. He has published several books of his work such as Lens Down, Lens on West Lake, and I Miss You So Much. His photographic works have been collected by National Art Museum of China.