Da Qin Island

The Da Qin Hospital in the South China Sea was built in 1924, it had treated more than 1200 leprosy patients. After 20 years' fight, the last 44 patients finally moved away from this island in January 9, 2011. Most of the patients had been living on the island for decades. 


The advanced medicine can cure the illness of them, but it is hard to eliminate the discrimination and ignorance of the public. Nevertheless, the patients still strive for their dignity and rights through their own empowerment and love among themselves. 

 

Their hard lives reflect not only the discrepancy in our ethics and morals, but also that of our humanity.


Luo Changwei

Born in 1982,Guangdong Sihui

Graduated in Beijing City College,2005; became a photographer at Guangzhou Daily in the same year


大衾岛

位于南中国海上的台山大衾医院,建于1924年,曾收治1200多名麻风病人。经过20多年的争取,2011年1月9日,最后44名康复者终于搬离了这个孤岛。

他们大部分人都在这里住了几十年。医学的进步,可以治愈麻风病人身上的疾患,却无法根除人们心中的冷漠和无知。家庭伦理和社会道德,也因之扭曲。

即使如此,康复者们还是通过自己的力量和相互的关爱,一点一滴地争取自己应有的权利和尊严!

他们艰难的一生,不仅折射出人性的巨大反差,也暗喻着我们人类自身的困境。


骆昌威

1982年出生,广东四会人

2005年毕业于北京城市学院,同年进入广州日报社摄影部工作至今。