Comments on: Choreographing our China congress coverage What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: americanidiot13 Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:14:52 +0000 I just wanted to reply to the comment above. I agree with you in that our american government is just as staged and that we are all being watched by our government. The only thing being put into the dark ages though would be chinese peoples human rights. It’s easy to build a great economy and infrastructure on the shoulders of slave labor. Trust me I’m american we did it quite well here too. Should china be proud of success they garnered by enslaving it’s people? I think not. by the way, the painting in the las picture is freaking massive.

By: EthicsIntl Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:04:40 +0000 No great work on photo-journalism here. You should have spent your time covering Hollywood or war/conflict zones to get real exciting shots.

Even though the whole event was choreographed, traditional & very boring, there are always many moments where the photographers could have captured interesting shots, like expressions on faces.

The author here erroneously suggests that similar events in the West are not choreographed, security is lax, internet is not monitored & no censorship in photos.

The Chinese made their political decisions last August in the sea-side resort town of Beidahe. Where were you guys then ?

Yes, the Chinese government ceremonies are extremely boring, no Hollywood Stars there, but they have an advancing economy & infrastructure that puts us back into the Dark Ages.