Guardians - Fangbin Chen, Qilu University of Technology, China
Before this Spring Festival, a sudden outbreak of a new type of coronavirus pneumonia shrouded Wuhan and quickly spread across the mainland of China. All the Chinese people have been in the war against Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia. The epidemic disaster is likely to be caused by the predation of wild animals, which has given us a lesson that human beings are nothing but a part of nature and equal to all the other living creatures although they claim to be wiser and more intelligent. Arrogant human beings often assume that they can go faster, farther, and more lastingly. But we have to be vigilant in the face of painful disasters. Only by revering nature and loving those creatures who also share this world can human beings survive and thrive. The photographer records the moments of the fellow people in his hometown fighting the epidemic. On the front line, doctors, police, workers and farmers use their selfless love and devotion to protect their fellow people: village registrars in charge of the Epidemic Prevention and Control Form; temporary epidemic guards with disposable gloves; elderly people spraying disinfectant on cars at the entrance to villages; police and epidemic inspectors on duty outdoors ... This winter is extremely chilling, but people have launched a self-salvation with faith and love.