documentary

Yoyo Scroll

Michael Photo December 3, 2017

A picture every three months or so, since January 2012.

An ever evolving documentary project.

What I learned so far: capturing the right moments matters the most to the quality of the picture, not whether you have a backdrop or lighting and all those things. But a good lens does help a great deal. Also available at yoyozhao.me


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Video Series: Pictures Talk with Phoenix Online

Michael Film, Photo, Video October 15, 2014

ChinaFile’s Environment section teamed up with Phoenix Online to create a series of two-minute documentaries on the work, ideas, and aspirations of Chinese environmental advocates. The environmentalists, many of whom work in relative obscurity even within China, collect photographs and record themselves describing their efforts. This series of 30 some videos have registered over 6 million views on Phoenix documentary channel alone.

Landing page for Pictures Talk series on Phoenix Online Documentary Channel. Click/Tap to watch on ifeng.com

Landing page for Pictures Talk series on Phoenix Online Documentary Channel. Click/Tap to watch on ifeng.com

Watch these selected, English subtitled episodes on ChinaFile.com: