Huaifeng Li, 'Earth Kiln' 2018 Editions print


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World Press Photo Foundation Editions offers visual journalism fans a chance to own and display work from their favorite prize-winning photographers.

This photo by Chinese photographer Huaifeng Li shows two brothers in their traditional yaodong (‘kiln cave’), carved into a hillside on the Loess Plateau in central China.

The yaodong is one of the earliest housing types in China, dating back more than 2,000 years. The Loess Plateau in the upper and middle reaches of the Yellow River, is approximately the size of France.The loess soil—fine, mineral-rich, wind-blown silt, accumulated over centuries—is hundreds of meters thick in some places, and the numbers of yaodong run into millions. The loess not only keeps the dwellings warm in winter, but also cool in summer. The brothers, who are both unmarried, have lived in this yaodong for most of their lives.


  • 40 x 60 cm
  • Museum-grade archival paper*
  • Limited edition of 10
  • Each print comes with a numbered label signed by the photographer
  • Includes Editions certificate of authenticity
  • All proceeds shared equally to benefit the photographer and support the foundation's education program

*Printed on Canon Inkjet ipf8400 with Océ IJM255 Satin 240 g/m2 paper.

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