In Huangyao, Guangxi, China, I captured this photograph, a simple yet powerful testament to change. The foreground features a brilliantly illuminated wall adorned with an advertisement urging the use of electricity, symbolizing the march of progress. In stark contrast, the background building stands in shadows, a reminder of the past. This image encapsulates the evolving landscape of Huangyao, where modernity meets tradition, creating a dynamic narrative of a society embracing new technologies and ideas. Photo © copyright by Rich Voninski.