Thursday, 17 April 2008

National Geographic: CHINA

I just received the May issue of the National Geographic magazine, which is entirely devoted to China. The photography and articles on the new super-power are just superb, and it's a must-have even if you are not a subscriber.

In the magazine, there are photo essays by Fritz Hoffmann, Randy Olson, Lynn Johnson, and Greg Girard as well as by aerial photographer George Steinmeitz. On the web, short videos narrated by the photographers are available. NGM has added photographs from a 2002 issue on Tibetans by Steve McCurry, as well as an interesting article originally published in the July 1955 National Geographic by Heinrich Harrer, along with vintage photographs, both color and B&W.