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The Last Gunmen

by Kevin Seoul

Biasha, Guizhou province

According to legend, they are ancestors of the Miao tribe. A tribe that immigrated to the isolated mountain area of Biasha, two thousand years ago. Today, roughly three thousand remain, and they are known as the last gunmen of China.


The outside world of convenience stores and skyscrapers lures the young men of the tribe. As they explore the modern lifestyle, their traditional customs gradually fade away.


The only high-school graduate of the village, Gun Shuige (24), is one of the few who has returned. The transition was too hard for him, so he packed his jeans and shirts in the closet and changed back to his traditional clothing.


Back to his old life.