The Digital Journalist
© James Whitlow Delano
Mongol farmer prepares to erect stakes to support young bean plants. Plastic sheeting is laid to seal in precious water. Tongu-lugu-lar village, victim of the policies of the Great Leap Forward, can be seen in the background, inundated with sand. A deep well (seen beside tripod structure on the background left) is all that keeps the village alive.