“I think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody's face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways.”

Duane Michals



Unit 4 "Living in China in the 21 century" What's the story?


How do we tell ours and others stories through images?


Working as a photojournalist in a variety of settings...



Ted Talk with David Griffin


"A photojournalist has to take great pictures all of the time"



Young photojournalists to be inspired by:

Sean Gallagher

lives in China since 2005 and has a free book on the story of China's environmental Crisis.

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Download on Amazon


Ben Lowly

He is unique because he prefers to use his iphone to do his work as a photojournalist using the hipstamatic app


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Hipstamatic Print in Afghanistan


Check out this blog by Brandon Stanton an enthusiastic photojournalist that has taken on a massive story about the people who live in New York City!

Lu Huang is a photojournalist who wants to help others by describing their plight

Living in China... what's the story?


Your assignment:
Applying your skills as an image maker you will direct the focus to life in China and specifically to the neighborhoods around ISB. You will create a portfolio of images with a clear story. Possibilities could be... pollution/ portraits/ homes/ vehicles/ street food/ chinglish signs. You will be revealing life in China on a certain level.

Upload your finished portfolio onto flickr/ issuu/ animoto/ Then place on your wiki page, share with YHS and with your buddy.