Photographer's Note

Traditionally the bang-bang men of Chongqing live and work in the poorer district of Qiansimen, nestling between the port and the new shopping area, with its the dark, narrow alleys, flanked on either side by tall, ramshackle tenements.
The porters with their tools of the trade - a bamboo pole (or bang bang) and some rope - hang around the docks, the markets waiting for goods to carry up the steep slopes of this mountain port. A long day will earn them just a few Yuan.
Nowadays you can find many bang-bang men in the newly developed commercial area and outside designer shops and western style shopping malls hoping to carry home or to their cars the middle-class shoppers wares. Not so heavy and with better pay.

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