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“Time Discrepancy” Covered

As is expected, the mural,   “Time Discrepancy,”  was covered not long after I left Shenzhen.  This photo was taken by Jiamin Hu, who painted “Time Discrepancy.” Copyright©Jiamin Hu

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Hats off Jiamin Hu, and Liu

A little boy scampered past a mural titled  “Time Discrepancy.” His blue school uniform is the same color as that of the empty chair in the mural. The coincidence is ironic, as what his school uniform stands for contradicts what … Continue reading

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What? You never heard of him?

What? You never heard of him? Nope. I never heard of him. Not till I got the assignment to shoot him. Shoot with my camera, of course. There are many names I didn’t know till I got the assignments to … Continue reading

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Mannequins

I am always fascinated by mannequins. When I walk past shops, either in the high-end shopping malls or the dim street corners, I slow down when I see mannequins. Not to check out the latest fashion, to stare at the … Continue reading

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That Glass Ceiling, Break it

I was commissioned by The Guardian to write a 700-to-800-word article about Chinese women working in technology. After interviewing six people, each of whom with a distinct personality and an impressive story,  I wrote over 2000 words. The published version … Continue reading

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Feel like Frida

Today, no, it’s been days, I feel like Frida. Not Frida, the artist, but Frida, the woman. Maybe I need a Tequila.

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Legs, faces, and gaze

He comes and goes. She comes and goes. They come and go. Those legs, those faces, and that gaze. That gaze stays. But I tell you, it is actually fake, that gaze.

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portraits reviewed

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First School Day

A boy hurried toward the school gate, dragging a school bag one third of his body size and possibly too heavy for his size, panting and sweating. He was late for school. The very first day of the semester. He … Continue reading

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