Excellent summary of the current tensions in the South China Sea and China’s territorial claims in the waters of the region from five informed writers approaching the subject from divergent and principally partisan positions. . BBC News – Viewpoints: How serious are China-Japan tensions?.
I have been working in Burma for the last few months as it confronts an epoch of great transformation. My coverage of Burma has been done in collaboration with many different partners, and it has been a rich experience.
In August I went to the Golden Triangle and the Burma Road with my friend and former Nieman Fellow Jeff Howe in a collaboration with the Atavist, the Global Post and the Pulitzer Centre looking at drug crime in the Golden Triangle and China exerting soft power in Burma.
Article on the Bosnia Book I worked on with some old friends earlier this year:
I have just arrived in St Brieuc for the inaugural Festival Photo Reporter after a long flight from Boston and a train ride from Paris. The sky is steel grey and the air damp but the welcome at the Gare TGV from the festival organizers was warm. Great to meet the team who put this new and unconventional festival together. Alexandre Solacolu conceived the 2 week event to exhibit the work of fifteen photographers who received significant grants totaling 150,000 Euros from the festival jurors Jean Francois Leroy, Ruth Eichorn and Guillaume Clavieres for the production of new work. Everything here is previously unseen and paid for by the festival which is a great initiative as photographers increasingly struggle to find the resources to initiate new projects. Festival Artistic Director and former Director of Photography at Paris Match Didier Rapaud describes it as a laboratory. I hope the experiment for the town of St Brieuc is as rewarding as it has been for the photographers. I look forward to seeing the exhibitions tomorrow.
Two very interesting (and flattering) reviews by Geoff Dyer of Anne Wilkes Tucker’s long awaited curation of war photography at the MFA in Houston later this year.
Good background on Burma/China/Japan relations by Thomas Fuller of the NYT