Chinese Families Photographed With All Their Belongings

North Island, Seven Banks, Xisha Islands, Sansha City, Hainan Province
North Island, Seven Banks, Xisha Islands, Sansha City, Hainan Province

Photographer Ma Hongjie has spent the past 11 years documenting different families with all their earthly possessions in various parts of China. On the pictures we see amazing people in amazing locations, but with amounts of possessions that should make us Westerners feel ashamed.

The album, titled The Family Belongings of Chinese People, includes around 90,000 words of text in both Chinese and English, Ma said in his blog, and will be sold on the market later this month.

Simuhana Village, Jigen Township, Ulugqat County, Kashgar City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Simuhana Village, Jigen Township, Ulugqat County, Kashgar City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Home in 4-zu, Xiangyang Village, Moudao Town, Lichuan City, Hubei Province
Home in 4-zu, Xiangyang Village, Moudao Town, Lichuan City, Hubei Province
Beitai, Changshou Village, Wu'an City, Handan City, Hebei Province
Beitai, Changshou Village, Wu’an City, Handan City, Hebei Province
Caofosi Village, Meizhong Town, Shen County, Liaocheng City, Shandong Province
Caofosi Village, Meizhong Town, Shen County, Liaocheng City, Shandong Province
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Home near the Xiama Pass of the Great Wall, Tongxin County, Wuzhong City
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Home in the Beiyuan neighborhood of Beijing
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Home in 8-zu, Beilantun, Wulajie Manchu Town, Longtan District, Jilin City, Jilin Province
Echa Village, Jiangbian Township, Dongfang City, Hainan Province
Echa Village, Jiangbian Township, Dongfang City, Hainan Province
Floating home in Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province
Floating home in Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province
Gujiazhuang Village, Dasungezhuang Town, Shunyi District, Beijing
Gujiazhuang Village, Dasungezhuang Town, Shunyi District, Beijing
Hanqiao Village, Yaxi Town, Gaochun District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province
Hanqiao Village, Yaxi Town, Gaochun District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province
Ba Town, Chen Barag Banner, Hulunbuir City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Ba Town, Chen Barag Banner, Hulunbuir City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Home in the upper streets of Chenlu Town, Yintai District, Tongchuan City,Shaanxi Province
Home in the upper streets of Chenlu Town, Yintai District, Tongchuan City,Shaanxi Province
Home in Xingwuying Village, Yanchi County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Home in Xingwuying Village, Yanchi County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Home inside the Xiaozhai Sinkhole, Fengjie County, Chongqing
Home inside the Xiaozhai Sinkhole, Fengjie County, Chongqing
Home of a Hakka cultural relic collector, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province
Home of a Hakka cultural relic collector, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province
Home of a Nuo opera performer, Tunbao, Pingba County, Anshun City, Guizhou Province
Home of a Nuo opera performer, Tunbao, Pingba County, Anshun City, Guizhou Province
Home of a soldier on Chigua Reef, Nansha Islands, Sansha City, Hainan Province
Home of a Nuo opera performer, Tunbao, Pingba County, Anshun City, Guizhou Province
Home of Tang tricolor pottery makers, Nanshishan Village, Mengjin County, Luoyang City, Henan Province
Home of Tang tricolor pottery makers, Nanshishan Village, Mengjin County, Luoyang City, Henan Province
Home of the village council head, Chengxi Village, Yacheng Town, Sanya City, Hainan Province
Home of the village council head, Chengxi Village, Yacheng Town, Sanya City, Hainan Province
Home on the Panjiakou Reservoir, Qianxi County, Hebei Province
Home on the Panjiakou Reservoir, Qianxi County, Hebei Province
Huabin Village, Wanggang Town, Nangang District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province
Huabin Village, Wanggang Town, Nangang District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province
Huangsiqiao, Phoenix County, Hunan Province
Huangsiqiao, Phoenix County, Hunan Province
iudao Village, Liwang Town, Haiyuan County, Zhongwei City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
iudao Village, Liwang Town, Haiyuan County, Zhongwei City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Laoniuwan Village, Xinzhou City, Shanxi Province
Laoniuwan Village, Xinzhou City, Shanxi Province
Leshou Village, Gongying Town, Harqin Left Wing Mongol Autonomous County, Liaoning Province
Leshou Village, Gongying Town, Harqin Left Wing Mongol Autonomous County, Liaoning Province
Lhoba home in Motuo County, Tibet Autonomous Region
Lhoba home in Motuo County, Tibet Autonomous Region
Lu kiln, Jingde Town, Jiangxi Province
Lu kiln, Jingde Town, Jiangxi Province
Manjiuxinzhai, Haidong Village, Mangxin Township, Menglian County, Pu'er City, Yunnan Province
Manjiuxinzhai, Haidong Village, Mangxin Township, Menglian County, Pu’er City, Yunnan Province
Nanchangtan Village, Zhongwei City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Nanchangtan Village, Zhongwei City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Nanping Village, Huangshan City, Anhui Province
Nanping Village, Huangshan City, Anhui Province
New Year wood block print maker's home in Zhuxian Town, Kaifeng City, Henan Province
New Year wood block print maker’s home in Zhuxian Town, Kaifeng City, Henan Province
No. 118 Hexi Street, Xushe Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province
No. 118 Hexi Street, Xushe Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province
Qin family manor, Shuiyuantou Village, Baishi Township, Xing’an County, Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Sanxiaodui, Mazha Village, Tuyoq,Turpan City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Sanxiaodui, Mazha Village, Tuyoq,Turpan City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Small Lake, Meiya Village, Daotanghe Town, Gonghe County, Qinghai Province
Small Lake, Meiya Village, Daotanghe Town, Gonghe County, Qinghai Province
The Democratic District of Xushe Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province
The Democratic District of Xushe Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province
The home of a monkey trainer, Baowan Village, Fanji Township, Xinye County, Nanyang City, Henan Province
The home of a monkey trainer, Baowan Village, Fanji Township, Xinye County, Nanyang City, Henan Province
The Yellow River, Huayuankou Town, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province
The Yellow River, Huayuankou Town, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province
Unity Village, Aleteng County, Aksai Kazakh Autonomous County, Gansu Province
Unity Village, Aleteng County, Aksai Kazakh Autonomous County, Gansu Province
Xiajiang Village, Wulong Township, Jinyuan Town, Dayi County, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province
Xiajiang Village, Wulong Township, Jinyuan Town, Dayi County, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province
Xiakou Village, Shandan County, Zhangye City, Gansu Province
Xiakou Village, Shandan County, Zhangye City, Gansu Province
Xiaozhanghe Village, Ganguyi Town, Baota District, Yan'an City, Shaanxi Province
Xiaozhanghe Village, Ganguyi Town, Baota District, Yan’an City, Shaanxi Province
Yaoqiucuo manor, Zhongshan Village, Songkou Town, Yongtai County,Fuzhou City, Fujian Province
Yaoqiucuo manor, Zhongshan Village, Songkou Town, Yongtai County,Fuzhou City, Fujian Province
Youzhou Village, Guanting Town, Huailai County, Hebei province
Youzhou Village, Guanting Town, Huailai County, Hebei province

via Shanghaiist

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