China Photograph published on BBC News

Back in early 2003, the BBC News website was running a photo submission “contest” and hundreds of photos were submitted from around the world. Each week, the editors would select ten of the best images that captured world events from the average citizen’s perspective. This was an early example of Public Insight Journalism and I decided to give it a shot.

I chose an image from a few months earlier depicting an actor/acrobatic dancer in the Chinese opera in Beijing. I had recently returned from China and thought the image was relevant, given that they had just won the bid for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. To my surprise and delight, they selected my photograph for the gallery and even published my description of the image just as I had written it.

Screenshot of the BBC News website, Feb 19, 2003.

~ by studiohanson on 08/08/2008.

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