In 2004, Henan Charity General Federation and Shaolin Temple launched a campaign to provide financial support to 1,036 orphans under 16 years old until they come of age.

As a documentation of and social investigation into this gesture of love and kindness, Archives on Orphans follows 12 individuals in their uncommon and diverse walks of life across a decade. Visiting the orphans once every five years between 2004 to 2014, the collection of images charts the destiny of each child into young adulthood.

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Talk in conducted in Mandarin, with English translation.