Well, this concludes the roundup of my review of 2011. Here’s to a fresh start for the New Year with the promise of more discoveries, new insights, better skills and underlying all of it: an undying passion for telling stories.
October: Mid October to early November, I embarked on a 3 week trip in Central Asia, specifically north and south of Kyrgyzstan (the above on a 10 hour drive) and Almaty, Kazakhstan, accompanying two researchers to document Chinese influence in the region. The result was this website I created “China in Central Asia”. You can also enjoy here, photo essay of Kyrgyzstan’s natural beauty.
November: I started a weekly “What I am reading” feature to share interesting photography related links. I hope everyone is enjoying them! One post which resonated with many readers was “The Posture of Youth”, a tribute if you will to the aspirations of millions of young Chinese trying to make it big in the city.
December: “Confessions in Desheng Lane (德生里)” was the first post and location I photographed after a long hiatus. The process of gleaning surprising stories from strangers and tracing the history of a brick to an old house in Hongkou, reminded me how much Shanghai had for us to discover.