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Hungry Seagull

LEON WANG, China

Synopsis

On an island not far from the mainland, the young father seagull is anxiously guarding the newborn gulls by the nest and awaiting the return of the mother seagull. The mother seagull has given up everything she has, but the baby seagull is still hungry. The father seagull had flown away in search of more food...

The main diet of black-tailed gulls is pelagic fish in the sea, mollusks and aquatic insects in coastal wetlands and estuaries. However, with the overfishing of offshore fish and the pollution of the marine environment, seagulls can catch fewer and fewer small fish in the upper layer.

Biography

Born in Anqiu, China, in 1976. Leon graduated from the Communication University of China. He works and lives in Beijing.
He won the price at the International Festival of Photography of Lianzhou, in 2009, thanks to his documentary «Beijing besieged by waste».

In 2002, his documentary «Plastic China» is the outcome of a journey of 18 months in a plastic recycling factory in Shandong province.