Clary Estes photographed families that lived in the rural China. Estes seems to have underexposed some of her photos maybe to display the hardships that these families must endure while they have been left behind.
Clary Estes said that she wanted to photograph the families that had been left behind by their other families members who traveled to the city for better opportunities. These photos display the struggles that the families must endure once they are left behind.
I enjoy her photos because they really show the struggles that the families had to endure. Usually when I think of China, I imagine cities full of people. However, I rarely stop to think about the rural areas and the people that live there. These photos help people remember what others are going through.