“How an Elaborate International Scam is Making the Rounds Among Instagrammers and Photographers”

This sounds like a really well-done scam that could fool many, including professionals. Please read if you are in the photography industry at any level.

It all started with an email from Wendi Murdoch. She claimed that she had found us through a personal recommendation from a senior editor at Conde Naste Traveler. We had just finished talking with Conde Nast Traveler about doing some Instagram featured work on both my and Zory’s accounts, so the timing made sense.

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Teacher restores over 1000 ancient books in 13-year career


Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2018 shows some of the tools used for ancient book restoration in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China’s Hebei Province. Gao Huiyun is a teacher of cultural relics restoration and protection at Hebei Vocational Art College. Gao has restored over 1,000 ancient books in her 13-year career time. (Xinhua/Chen Qibao)

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The Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort Is the Ideal Getaway

Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort Achterboschzantman Architecten Laying Jiangsu China Hotels Modern Interior Exterior Swimming Pool Lounges Terraces Bedrooms

Hidden amongst the Longtan Forest, the Meijie Mountain Hotspring Hotel is based in Liyang, China. Achterbosch Zantman designed the building, which won the WAN-Awards in 2017, with the jury pointing out its steps forward in sustainable design. The resort managed this feat by integrating four ecological elements — forests, tree houses, hot springs and mountains — which makes it ideal for ecological and recreational tourism.


Travel Monday: A Photo Trip to the Abandoned Village of Houtouwan

In the Pacific Ocean, east of Shanghai, China, lies tiny Shengshan Island, which is less than three miles across. The hilly island is home to several fishing villages, including Houtouwan, which was abandoned in the 1990s. Once a thriving community, the now-empty brick houses of Houtouwan stand completely covered by blankets of vegetation. Many tourists visit the picturesque village daily. AFP photographer Johannes Eisele recently visited Shengshan Island and captured these images of Houtouwan Village from ground level and from above.

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Meet the Chinese sports photographer still going strong at 79

Hong Nanli stands just 153 centimetres (5ft) tall and at 79 years-old this indefatigable grandmother is almost certainly the oldest working sports photographer in China, if not beyond.

It makes her a minor celebrity in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and macho and in which many of her peers are less than half her age.

But it is not just her fellow journalists who snap selfies with her at sports matches and press conferences. Players and coaches also often seek her out because she cuts such an incongruous figure.

Full Story: South China Morning Post