A Conversation with ‘Tank Man’ Photographer

Petapixel’s Eric Calouro talks to AP photojournalist Jeff Widener, whose iconic and sometimes parodied ‘Tank Man’ photograph has, he says, “been a blessing and a curse”: Basically it’s a lucky shot...

Filmmaker Du Bin Detained in Beijing

Du Bin, a documentary filmmaker, photographer and author based in Beijing, disappeared on May 31 and is being held under criminal detention. Du, who worked as a freelance photographer for the New York Times, directed documentary...

Photographing China, from Rich to Poor, East to West

The New York Times highlights two photography projects aiming to capture different aspects of China’s diversity. Following a six-month photographic trip across the United States, Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer...

Photographer Documents Toll of Labor Migration

In 2011, photographer Liu Jie captured the division of Chinese families by labor migration in a series of portraits. Against scenic countryside backdrops, his subjects posed with empty chairs representing family members who had...

Photos: Capturing Change in Tibet

Beautiful scenic photos of Tibet are a controversial matter. Posting them on Twitter will often lead to rebuke from vocal activists who argue that they gloss over the realities of Chinese rule: Typical #Tool used by #China...

Looking Into the Eyes of ‘Made in China’

The New York Times’ Lens blog features portraits of Chinese factory workers by Bloomberg photographer Lucas Schifres, who aims to show that “China is not this machine the size of a country that pops out cheap...

Photographs Capture a Disappearing China

With rapid and profound economic and social changes underway in China, many aspects of day-to-day life are being transformed. Several artists have recently made efforts to document the current way of life for Chinese families as...

Photos: China’s Cultural and Economic Revolutions

At The New York Times’ Lens blog, Sim Chi Yin talks to Li Zhensheng, who worked as a photojournalist in Heilongjiang during the Cultural Revolution. Li describes how, after initially being caught up in the excitement of...

Lives Under Chinese Communism, Caught on Film

From Spiegel Online: Liu Heung Shing, a photographer with a long career in the West, has collected hard-to-find work of 88 photographers in China in a new photo book, which aims to show the sweep of ordinary life in China since...

Tired of Living Between Heaven and Hell – John Garnaut and Maya Li

The Age looks at the destruction of historic Harbin: THE cluttered beauty of this old Harbin courtyard apartment compound exists only in a photograph. The homes burnt down four years ago, along with more than 30 residents, in a story that never made it past the city’s news censors. The offending coal stove was said […]

The Lost World: Eve Arnold’s China – Janine di Giovanni

The Times writes about a new exhibit of photographer Eve Arnold: In 1979, after a 15-year struggle to get a visa, photojournalist Eve Arnold took the first of her two trips to China, a journey she had long wanted to make. “From the very beginning of my becoming a photographer,” she once wrote, “high on […]



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