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"Where the devil lives" - a leper village in China

lily chen | China

Lin, one of the 65 leprosy sufferers in the village, cooks in the kitchen. The difference of appearance and wrong knowledge about leprosy cause strong prejudice from nearby people. The villagers are seen as “devils”. As a result, these leprosy survivors barely walk out of the village.

A village of convalescent leprosy patients in Southern China. Despite their misfortunate situations, these patients show strength and grace in their simple daily life.




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