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Looking back at China through the same angles with Dheera Venkatraman

In Dheera Venkatraman's recent visit to China in January, he reshot older photos from China, matching the same angle and focal length as they appear in the originals. By juxtaposing old and new photos people can see how urbanization has swept through cities in China over the past hundred years.
Source: Global Times | 2016/5/5 18:08:02

Russian photographer wins China Int'l Press Photo Contest

Russian photographer Sergey Ponomarev won the highest award of China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) with his work on refugees ferrying to Europe, the contest's jury announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/3/25 15:44:24

Global photographers compete in China Int'l Press Photo Contest

Judges for the China International Press Photo Contest began their search for the best among tens of thousands of photos from photojournalists around the world on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/3/21 16:40:13

History as a mirror

About half of the country uses smartphones now. With the small digital device, taking photos and processing them with editing apps have never been more convenient.
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/15 18:28:03

An undercover train photographer's life on the rails

"Taking photos over such a long span of time has been fascinating," he says. "That naked boy will have grown up to be a man. I wonder where he is now?"
Source: Xinhua | 2016/2/29 10:39:55

Monkey men

A new exhibition in Shanghai, titled Monkey Pilgrim, puts on display a series of portraits of monkey trainers by photographer Ma Hongjie.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/16 17:58:01

A natural history

At a time when for many, the closest they'd get to adventure travel was reading Around the World in Eighty Days, photographers of the National Geographic Society were visiting every corner of the world and charting its geography and cultures.
Source: Global Times | 2016/1/26 18:18:01

Leibovitz seeks Merkel for new exhibition

She managed to photograph American TV host Ellen DeGeneres topless apart from a sparkly bra, her face daubed in a mime's white paint, and got into Buckingham Palace for a photoshoot with the Queen.
Source: AFP | 2016/1/15 0:12:26

Photo exhibition marking 70th anniversary of China's victory of counter-Japanese war held in Berlin

The opening ceremony of a photo exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese people's resistance against Japanese aggression and the world Anti-Fascist war was held in Berlin on Tuesday with a wide visitor participation from both Germany and China.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/10/21 9:53:55

Amazing sea waves in S. Africa

Photos released on Oct. 7th, 2015 by South African photographer Marck Botha depict a breathtaking view of sea waves in Durban, South Africa.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/10/8 13:46:26

Hotly-debated photographer thrusts traditional Han-style beauty into the spotlight

If you frequent social media in China, you may have noticed a series of photos spreading everywhere recently: A young woman dressed in a white hanfu (traditional Chinese clothing) posing at Wat Rong Khun (also known as White Temple) in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. Wearing traditional makeup with a white foundation and red eye shadow, she looks like some sort of ice queen.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/16 19:03:01

Developing photography

In the informative and delightfully presented exhibition Grain to Pixel: A Story of Photography in China, the Shanghai Center of Photography reviews 80 years of photography in China by looking at the signature works of 70 artists.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/7 18:38:02

Visa d'or awarded

Agence France-Presse photographer Bulent Kilic was honored Saturday at photojournalism's biggest annual festival for dramatic images of refugees fleeing across the Turkish border.
Source: AFP | 2015/9/6 17:28:01

Photography event to explore the beauty of China's grasslands

Starting on September 26, the biennial Bashang Grasslands Global Photography Grand Ceremony will share the beauty of grasslands during the fall with photography-lovers and investors at a three-day event hosted by National Photography magazine, according to a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/27 18:28:01

'National Memory'

To try and present this part of history from multiple angles, the exhibition National Memory - Images of China in WWII from Overseas Collections has gathered a substantial amount of photos from organizations like the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) in the US and personal photos from overseas Chinese who were involved in the war, as well as dozens of documentaries and movies. "The larger history was made up of countless individual memories. Paying attention to small details is a way to restore history. That's why we have collected smaller items. We want to help people to have a more comprehensive understanding of history," said Huang Liping, MoHI's executive director.
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/16 20:33:01

'Capa in Color' unveils bright side of legendary war photographer

Legendary photojournalist Robert Capa may be primarily known for his dramatic black-and-white war images, but an exhibition in Budapest is casting light on his lesser-known color peacetime pictures. For six decades after his death in 1954, Capa's color images remained largely overlooked - until the Capa in Color exhibition was launched in New York last year. Now in Europe for the first time, the collection reveals an unexpected bright side to the Hungarian-born frontline correspondent.
Source: AFP | 2015/8/6 20:13:01

Spirit of the mountains

When I arrived at the village near Xiangzi's house, the young photographer had just finished photographing a couple somewhere in the village. Feet mudded, she led me to her house where it sat at the foot of the Zhongnan Mountains in Shaanxi Province. Her light steps and fluttering skirt made her seem like some image of a fairy.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/8 20:03:01

Beneath the skin

At the same time a photographer is stirring waves of controversy in China after taking nude photos at the Palace Museum in Beijing, photographer 9mouth (Cao Chao) is quietly holding a solo exhibition at the Capital's Being 3 Gallery, a low key event that keeps his works, also featuring nude models, immune from the chaos going on outside.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/10 18:13:01