Photographers' Blog

The China I met: A land of contradictions

April 14, 2010

Reuters photographer Nir Elias is pictured while walking with some 1000 other survivors during a 9-hour trek from the village of Qingping to Hanwang in the earthquake-hit Mianzhu, Sichuan Province as he covers the earthquake aftermath May 16, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

When I got the senior photographer job in Shanghai in late 2005, Reinhard Krause, who was China’s chief photographer, well advised me to drop any preconceptions I might have about the place.

Walking with survivors: Audio slideshow

June 16, 2008

Shanghai-based photographer Nir Elias tells of his hike with survivors of the Sichuan quake.