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    Stories from behind the lens

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    Date(s) - 12/06/2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am


    Embassy of Denmark


    San Li Tun, Dong Wu Jie 1, Beijing, China


    (10) 8532 9900



    Entrance Fee

    FCCC members free, non-members 100 RMB

    Pictures and footage speak louder than a thousand words and every day, photo- and video journalists strive to deliver news in a creative format while dealing with different kinds of obstacles and the pressure to capture a piece of news while it’s happening.
    Beijing based photo journalists Wiktor Dabkowski and Yan Cong will, together with video journalist Pak Yiu offer a unique behind-the-scenes opportunity to see stories they have worked on and share their experience through photos and videos.
    • Wiktor Dabkowski  is a documentary photographer who focuses on political and  socially relevant issues. Born in Poland in 1972, he graduated from political science, economic and sociological studies. After a 15-years long career as a radio host, he changed his life in 2006 and started to tell stories using photography.  Since then, his pictures have been published worldwide in leading newspapers such as The Financial Times, Politico, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Newsweek, The Guardian, Helsingin Sanomat, The Telegraph, Knack etc.  Wiktor shares his work between commissioned and private documentary projects.  He is also the co-funder and a member of the “People You May Know” documentary collective.
    • Yan Cong is a visual storyteller based in Beijing, China. She splits her time working on long-term projects and editorial assignments. She focuses her personal projects on topics such as women’s issues, social justice and China’s relations with its neighboring countries. Her work has been published internationally such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, ChinaFile, and Smithsonian Magazine. She was selected a fellow for Abigail Cohen Fellowship co-founded by ChinaFile and Magnum Foundation in 2016, and was selected by World Press Photo’s 6×6 program in 2019. Yan co-writes a photo column “Depth of Field,” introducing Chinese photographers’ photojournalism work to an international audience, with the intention to amplify local photographers’ voices, and to foster an understanding about China through the lens of local photographers. Yan holds a M.S. in journalism from Columbia Journalism School.
    • Pak Yiu is a Video Journalist at the French global news agency Agence France Presse (AFP) in Beijing. Previously he worked in Hong Kong with Reuters where he covered a broad range of topics from China’s crackdown on democracy activists after the 2014 Umbrella Movement to puppies flying first class. Born in Brisbane, he grew up between Hong Kong and Australia.


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