Far Chang by Taylor Glenn

Issue 16

In November of 2009 I was invited by Mandarin Green Plastics Co. to photograph in their artificial flower factory in Huidong, China. This family-owned company, like many Chinese businesses, exports their products to Western markets.

So many of the goods we purchase today are manufactured in China but we rarely give thought to how these products are made and the individuals who are responsible. The story of this factory and its people is very positive which is a departure from the largely negative associations the West implies upon Chinese producers. The facility is clean and the workers are treated well. The Miao family, who operates this business do so with integrity and compassion. This is an important story that is not being told in mainstream media. These images should encourage a more well rounded dialogue about our relationship with China and its people who manufacture many of the goods we buy.

Taylor Glenn is a Jackson, WY, USA based artist.
To view more of Taylor's work, please visit his website.

  Dafodils 

Dafodils 

  Exterior I 

Exterior I 

  Mr Miao 

Mr Miao 

  Flowers & Workers I 

Flowers & Workers I 

  Zhang Sha 

Zhang Sha 

  Wang Wei & Deng Hai Yan 

Wang Wei & Deng Hai Yan 

  Wang Sheng Min 

Wang Sheng Min 

  Boxes 

Boxes 

  Huang Song Sheng 

Huang Song Sheng 

  Game Room 

Game Room 

  Pan Nian Hua 

Pan Nian Hua 

  Dorm III 

Dorm III 

  The Paint Shop 

The Paint Shop 

  Luo Cheng Bang 

Luo Cheng Bang 

  Office 

Office 

  Stamping Line 

Stamping Line 

  Liu Xiao Kui 

Liu Xiao Kui 

  Conference Room 

Conference Room 

  Yang Shi Mao 

Yang Shi Mao 

  Loading Dock 

Loading Dock 

  Flowers & Workers II 

Flowers & Workers II 

  Mo Xiang You 

Mo Xiang You