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I think it’s relatively amazing that we are seeing this kind of photo coming from China. I don’t believe we would have a few years ago.
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(credit: Andy Wong/Associated Press  caption: The artist Ai Weiwei, second from left, was stopped by a plainclothes police officer while he argued with another officer outside his home in Beijing. Earlier, the Chinese Authorities had barred Mr. Ai from the courtroom where his lawsuit against tax officials was being heard.)
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I think it’s relatively amazing that we are seeing this kind of photo coming from China. I don’t believe we would have a few years ago.

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Andy Wong/Associated Press caption: The artist Ai Weiwei, second from left, was stopped by a plainclothes police officer while he argued with another officer outside his home in Beijing. Earlier, the Chinese Authorities had barred Mr. Ai from the courtroom where his lawsuit against tax officials was being heard.)

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 Two Chinas.
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(credit: Peter Parks/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images  caption:  FOCUSED: A woman ate breakfast as a window cleaner worked outside on the 23rd floor of a hotel in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, Thursday.)
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Two Chinas.

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(credit: Peter Parks/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images caption: FOCUSED: A woman ate breakfast as a window cleaner worked outside on the 23rd floor of a hotel in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, Thursday.)

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Tags #China    #Economy    #Ningbo China    #Financial    #World Economy    #News    #Culture    #Photography    #Photojournalism    #Getty Images   

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A woman’s family transports her body after she leapt to her death in Yangji, China. The woman committed suicide in response to developers demolishing her home to make way for a stadium. 
With any form of capitalism comes the various forms of problems capitalism brings with it. China’s only PR hope is that these problems are solved before the West’s access to social issues in China becomes stronger. 
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(credit: Reuters caption: Xian, center, the husband of Li Jie’e, accompanied by his son Xiyong, right, pushes his wife’s body on a transport stretcher as another relative, left, burns incense in Yangji village on May 10, 2012.)
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A woman’s family transports her body after she leapt to her death in Yangji, China. The woman committed suicide in response to developers demolishing her home to make way for a stadium.

With any form of capitalism comes the various forms of problems capitalism brings with it. China’s only PR hope is that these problems are solved before the West’s access to social issues in China becomes stronger.

via MSNBC PhotoBlog

(credit: Reuters caption: Xian, center, the husband of Li Jie’e, accompanied by his son Xiyong, right, pushes his wife’s body on a transport stretcher as another relative, left, burns incense in Yangji village on May 10, 2012.)

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Tags #China    #Chinese economy    #world economy    #capitalism    #communism    #Housing Crisis    #News    #Asia    #Culture    #Photography    #Photojournalism    #Reuters   

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New art form alert: The Chinese wedding photo. 
via The Sacramento Bee
(credit: Ng Han Guan/AP Photocaption: A gardener waters the lawn near a couple getting their wedding photos taken at a park in Beijing, Monday, May 14, 2012.)
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New art form alert: The Chinese wedding photo.

via The Sacramento Bee

(credit: Ng Han Guan/AP Photocaption: A gardener waters the lawn near a couple getting their wedding photos taken at a park in Beijing, Monday, May 14, 2012.)

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Female protest vs. female authority. Don’t see this very often.
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(credit: Kevin Frayer/AP Photo caption:  Tibetan exiles are detained by Indian police at an illegal protest against the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao in New Delhi, India. Hu is attending a summit with officials from India, Russia, Brazil and South Africa.) 
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Female protest vs. female authority. Don’t see this very often.

via USA Today Media Gallery

(credit: Kevin Frayer/AP Photo caption: Tibetan exiles are detained by Indian police at an illegal protest against the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao in New Delhi, India. Hu is attending a summit with officials from India, Russia, Brazil and South Africa.)

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In this visual day and age, the picture is mostly notable not as a protest over Tibet but for the fact that it’s sensational and showing up everywhere (in the Western media and social sphere). The way we also often relate to one photo in terms of another, it’s as if the famous 1963 photo of the  self-immolating Vietnamese Buddhist monk  has been updated.
via  The New York Times, India Ink
( credit: Manish Swarup/Associated Press caption:  Jampa Yeshi, a Tibetan protester self-immolated in New Delhi, ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to India, March 26, 2012.) 
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In this visual day and age, the picture is mostly notable not as a protest over Tibet but for the fact that it’s sensational and showing up everywhere (in the Western media and social sphere). The way we also often relate to one photo in terms of another, it’s as if the famous 1963 photo of the self-immolating Vietnamese Buddhist monk  has been updated.

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( credit: Manish Swarup/Associated Press caption: Jampa Yeshi, a Tibetan protester self-immolated in New Delhi, ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to India, March 26, 2012.)

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Tags #Tibet    #Protest    #Self-immolation    #Free Tibet    #Iconic Photos    #News    #Photography    #Photojournalism    #India    #China   

Bag’s Take-Away:

The role of women in high places remains blurry.

via: MSNBC

(photo: Andy Wong / AP caption: Tea party
Hostesses walk past delegates after filling their tea cups during a plenary session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11.)

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The role of women in high places remains blurry.

via: MSNBC

(photo: Andy Wong / AP caption: Tea party Hostesses walk past delegates after filling their tea cups during a plenary session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Because “Tiger Moms” wasn’t a silly enough stereotype, Newsweek beats the horse some more. Not just that they are foreign and powerful, they are female.
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(photo credit: Design Director Dirk Barnett) 
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Because “Tiger Moms” wasn’t a silly enough stereotype, Newsweek beats the horse some more. Not just that they are foreign and powerful, they are female.

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The World in Two Balconies: Emerging China, Declining Greece.

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(Credits: Photo 1, Aly Song/Reuters caption: A worker climbs a ladder next to a mannequin during the China International Wedding Expo in Shanghai February 15, 2012. The expo will allow exhibitors to highlight their products, high-level equipment and the world’s wedding photography trends, plus the exchange and trade between the domestic and overseas wedding industries; Photo 2, Panayiotis Tzamaros/Reuters caption: An employee of the Workers Housing Organization threatens to jump from the office where she worked because her wage has been cut and she and her husband were threatened with layoffs, in Athens February 15, 2012. Workers Housing Organization is a state owned company that is on the list of state entities that may be shut down to cut costs under the terms of the new 130-billion-euro ($170 billion) bailout agreement with the European Union and International Monetary Fund.)

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Just cute wire shot of Chinese couple posing inside public art project making the rounds on Valentine’s Day? Or, juxtaposed with graffiti (the most familiar form of public non-conformity), a commentary on Chinese government’s ideal for a citizenry straight out of the “cookie cutter”?

via: Charlotte Observer

(photo:  Feng Li/Getty Images caption: A Chinese couple take pictures in an interactive installation art work named ‘You and Me’ on Valentine’s Day at 798 Art Zone on February 14, 2012 in Beijing, China. Valentine’s Day has become one of the most popular Western festivals celebrated in China.

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Just cute wire shot of Chinese couple posing inside public art project making the rounds on Valentine’s Day? Or, juxtaposed with graffiti (the most familiar form of public non-conformity), a commentary on Chinese government’s ideal for a citizenry straight out of the “cookie cutter”?

via: Charlotte Observer

(photo: Feng Li/Getty Images caption: A Chinese couple take pictures in an interactive installation art work named ‘You and Me’ on Valentine’s Day at 798 Art Zone on February 14, 2012 in Beijing, China. Valentine’s Day has become one of the most popular Western festivals celebrated in China.

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