In any of the major cities of China one can count many many buildings being erected..tons of construction is happening all over the country as China continues to develope. A social phenomon as the result of this are millions of migrant workers that flock from the provinces to the cities. Beijng is no different. In preperation for the 2008 Olympic Games here the city is changing faces at an astonishing pace. To meet the demand of builders it's said that there are upwards of 1 million people from various provinces of China that have come here seeking work. I've wanted to document this social upheavel for quite some time...and as luck would have it...a new construction project has just gotten under way near my neighborhood. I walked there today hoping to get a couple of portraits and introduce myself. I captured this gentleman's portrait and promised to take him back a print of it. I hope to return to the site and photograph the other workers. A little about the image - he's backlit. I used spot metering on his face. I know there's overexposure - any other other comments are welcome and appreciated on this portrait.