Using drones, and with deep local knowledge gained from work in the County Archive, Gu creates a gloriiusly colourful 'sense of place' in Ninghai County, Zhejiang Province,
Old town festival
Between green and blue:
On July 14, 2018, a high speeding train passes a bridge in Meilin Street, Ninghai County, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, China.
Zhang is a professional wildlife photographer、having won the LUMIX AWARD 2019, Nature’s Best Photography Asia. He creates work for the Xinhua News Agency, r NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Chinese Version), Wild China, and Ambassador for the Lancang River National Park.
Working and walking with heavy equipment, alone in isolated and sometimes dangerous places, he is acting to protect China's wildlife.
Original photography by Wang Fuchun
Born in 1943, Wang Fuchun took to China’s vast railway system in the 1970s. With great affection and humour, he produced images of his countryfolk over a forty year period, during the peak of the country’s continuing economic boom.
World Bank figures show the transformation, from 88% of people living in poverty in 1981, to 0.7% in 2015. China’s middle class is the largest in the world, and has money to spend, including often on expensive cameras and on travel.
Wang Fuchun is one of the record-keepers of what is surely one of the greatest social changes in human history. His choice of the railway system was apt. Air travel in the 1970s was limited, and the growth there has certainly reflected China’s general change. But the railway system has offered greater continuity. It was packed with people in 1980, and today it still provides almost 2.5 billion journeys each year, now in much greater comfort and often using the world’s largest network of high speed 'bullet' trains.
Wang followed a tradition that is familiar in the West, of recording change such as of child labour in the USA in the 1890s or life in London slums 70 years ago. However, his images offer no pleas for compassion or manifesto for social change. They do not seek out suffering, and often they seem posed, to present happy lovers or relaxed business people. They are still cheerful, optimistic, and his intentions indeed seem based on a love of people. Not The People, just people, both as photographic subjects, and as themselves.
Original photography by Wang Fuchun
Mr.Qiang Zhang - Wildlife Photographer、《take care》won LUMIX AWARD 2019 Nature’s Best Photography Asia、 Contracted Photographer for the Xinhua News Agency、 Collaborative Photographer for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHLC (Chinese Version)、 Photographer for Wild China、 Collaborative Photographer for 《National Geographic Learning》、 Member of Images Copyright Society of China、 The Ambassador of Promotion for Lancang River National Park As a photographer, I focused on the survival of wildlife and took a lot of wonderful pictures in nature reserves in China. I hoped that through the images, people would pay attention to the protection of ecological nature and wildlife. More than love and pain, action is more meaningful. Wildlife photographers are often in danger; I devote most of my time to wildlife photography; I can't stop my work, even though dangerous and lonely waiting are always faced. Because there are so many wild animals facing different fates, because there are many people around us who don't understand these lovely wild animals and don't know how to love them. Whenever pursuing and waiting in the wild with heavy equipment, I told my self: because of love, I must stick to the end. Let more people see wildlife through lens, let more people connect with nature through images. All this makes sense.