What I am reading this week

In case you didn’t know, I tend to share photography related work and articles that pique my interest via the blog’s Facebook page and Twitter. They range from photo essays on photojournalism and street photography to articles about the genres itself.

You’re welcome to follow me to receive updates though I know many in China have to deal with the Chinese firewall. Hence, I’ve decided to compile them on a weekly basis to share with readers. Enjoy!

– An award winning photo series looking at the migrant residents of Chongqing’s slums. Chongqing is one of the largest cities in China, the world even, with a population of 35 million people and has urbanized at a blindingly fast pace.

– Insightful feature of female war photographers. Do women have a different perspective shooting conflict?

– A thoughtful piece by Eric Kim on geometry and street photography, the influence and value of “experts” opinion and the never-ending pursuit of a great street photo. Eric’s passion and openness to this craft is impressive and I recommend you browse through his extensive blog covering everything related to street photography.

– Lianzhou International Photo Exhibit is underway. I’ve had a look at several of the submissions by Chinese photographers. Personally, only a few stood out. I enjoyed the documentary feel of Wang Yuwen (王玉文) portfolio《工人Eighteen Stairs》or called “Workers Eighteen Stairs”

– A highly recommended read by one of the hardest working people I know, Jonah Kessel on his “quasi-guerilla (social) warfare technique” that he employs to promote himself, his photography and business. Whether you agree with him or not, the piece recognizes the state of the photography business which is more challenging than ever.

– The diversity of religions shot along a single stretch of road in Birmingham, UK.


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