“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?

What makes a good story?



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

Inspired by Humans of New York Brandon Stanton

who then inspired Humans of Peking!

Your assignment:

Using Humans of New York as inspiration we will collect images and responses that have universal appeal from students, teachers, workers at ISB and beyond!

Take your 10 best images

Upload your finished portfolio onto flickr/and the blog Humans of Shunyi then place a slideshow of your own on your wiki page, share with YHS and with your buddy.




Ted Talk with David Griffin

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




Young photojournalists to be inspired by: Awareness is the first goal

Sean Gallagher

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



Ben Lowly

He is unique because instead of a big SLR camera he prefers to use his iphone to do his work as a photojournalist using the hipstamatic app


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Fan HO

Iconic Hong Kong street photographer

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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