Red Star, Black Gold

China is the workshop of the world, and manufacturing is the back-bone of its economy. From iPhones to luxury handbags, from car parts to plastic toys – the world is now dependent on goods made in Chinese factories. Many of these factories still use coal fired power stations to operate, and China remains one of the world’s largest users of coal. Much of it comes from Inner Mongolia, which has vast coal reserves and it's where these photographs were taken.

© Oliver Woods 2019