Guansheng Wang, a local farmer in Taicang, China, walks through those abandoned greenhouses beside his farm fields on Dec. 17, 2017. Because of the rapid economic re-emergence of Chinese society, most of the young adults in this town move to urban areas permanently, whereas the older generations stay in the country. People in this area no longer live off the land so most of them have sold their portion to a native around 2014. In the beginning of 2017, because of the technology issue and cash flow problems, the operation of those farm fields were halted. Another year over, nobody seems care about those farmlands anymore.

Reilly Moore #14 of Ohio fights with Elliot Tisdale #22 and Ben Cirba #35 of Pitt during the second period of the men’s ice hockey game between Ohio and Pitt at Bird Avena on Feb. 4, 2017, in Athens, Ohio. The fight started by the Ohio Bobcats’ shot on goal and the Ohio scored a 8-4 victory over the Pitt.

Vince Salpietro, who is in Production Design and Technology Graduate Program, paints the wall props in Kantner Hall’s scene shop in Athens, Ohio, on Wednesday, Feb. 22th, 2017. He made the props for the upcoming show “Rover”.


Marilyn Riley, who is Gunner Myers’s great-grandmother, plays with Gunner Myers, Fred Myers and Jamie Myers’ 3-year-old son during Gunner’s birthday bingo in the kitchen of St Peter & Paul Parish Hall in Wellston, Ohio, on March. 12, 2017. Gunner Myers got Spinal Muscular Atrophy which is a disease that affects the spinal cord and the ability to control the body’s muscles when he was 11 months old. This annual event was aim to raise the funds to get Gunner the treatment he needs.

Marilyn Wentworth hugs her male alpaca, Rocko, after cleaning his eyes, at Phoenix Hill Farm in Athens, Ohio, on April 18, 2017. Marilyn has been breeding Suri alpacas for 10 years, and she refers to these alpacas as her babies.


Chloe Kunkel,12, looks inside the paw paw fruit costume in Paw Paw festival in Albany, Ohio on Sep. 16, 2017.

Rosanne Krager gives those dogs  treats when the vacuum cleaner is on in her dog training class so they can get used to the noise of household appliances in Athens, Ohio on Oct. 16, 2017. She operated a dog training facility in Athens and  tried to teach these dogs be a calm companion.

Two young Kunqu actresses, Dan Miu (left), Jijing Hu (right), do rehearsal in Kunqu Opera Theater in Suzhou, China, on Dec. 26th, 2017. "Sifan 思凡” is one act of the Kunqu play “孽海记” which tells the story of a buddhist nun. She betrayed her believes and eloped with her lover, a buddhist. Usually it is performed by one single person but now what we are seeing is the updated version -"duo Sifan" - performed by two actress.

The "duo Sifan" haven’t been performed on the stage for about 30 years because it requires superb skills and harmonious corporations. It asks the two performers to act like one single person. One’s acting should be like another’s reflection in the mirror. 
And also, Kunqu Opera is intangible and be transmitted from generation to generation by oral and face-to face communication. The only two artist who can perform this act are around 80 years old so there is no much time for them to pass this skills to young actors. They decided to do this in this winter vacation and the two actress in the image only have one months for remembering all the lines, all the dances and cooperate perfectly with their partner. This image was shoot one day before they did an officially video recording. Though their performance hasn't been perfectly done, it is still glad to see that the duo Sifan doesn’t fade away but be reborn on the stage.

A young lady passes by the Miss Indiana State wall in Indiana State Fair on August 14, 2018, in Indianapolis, IN.

Chelcee Ray, a registered nurse in Riley Children Hospital, holds her two-year old niece's hand after the Daisy Award presenting on August 9th, 2018, in Indianapolis, IN. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere. And Chelcee was the winner of August.

Berne Union Golden Rocket Marching Band walks toward the performing field in the 44th Athens Invitaional Marching Festival on Oct. 6, 2018, in Athens, Ohio. 

As the host of this year, Athens high School Band gives us a fabulous performance at the end of this event on Oct. 06, 2018, in Athens, Ohio. They did not compete. 

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