Eyes on China Project is a new Instagram feed that aims to highlight new perspectives on the middle kingdom, through the eyes of local and international photographers.
A young boy runs along a wooden pathway in a forest in the Jiuzhaigou National Park, in Sichuan Province. The park is one of the country's most famous, with upwards of 2 million people visiting each year. It is part of a global biodiversity hotspot which covers much of China's south-west mountain areas. (Photo by: Sean Gallagher @sean_gallagher_photo) 四川九寨沟国家森林公园里，一个男孩沿着木质小路在奔跑。这是中国最有名的公园，每年接待两百多万游客。这里覆盖了中国西南发部分山区，也是全球生物多样性的热点。 (摄影师: 韶华 @sean_gallagher_photo)
Masterminded by long-term AP photojournalist, Kevin Frayer, the feed is an eclectic mix of viewpoints that takes viewers to all corners of the country, often providing a surprising and intriguing mix of subject matter and scenes that aim to show new glimpses of the constantly changing superpower.
Waterfalls in the Jiuzhaigou National Park in south-west China. High in the mountains of northern Sichuan, the Jiuzhaigou National Park is a spectacular area composed a series of valleys, containing a myriad of lakes, rivers and waterfalls. They are surrounded by forests that are home to the giant panda, red panda and golden monkey, among many other species. It is this unique setting that has caused the rise in popularity of this park since the early 1990s, when it was awarded Unesco World Heritage status. Since then, visitor numbers have increased year by year. In 2007, it was estimated that 2.5 million people visited the Jiuzhaigou Park. (Photo by: Sean Gallagher @sean_gallagher_photo) 中国西南部九寨沟国家森林公园的瀑布 坐落在四川西北部山脉地段的九寨沟国家森林公园，是一个风景壮观的地区，由一系列的山谷组成，包括无数的琥珀，河流和瀑布。周围大面积的森林是大熊猫，小熊猫，金丝猴和许多其他物种的家乡。 正是这些独特的特质让这个公园从上世纪90年代初开始大受欢迎，同时被联合国教科文组织列为世界遗产。从那时起，游客的数量逐年增加。仅在2007年，便有250万人参观了九寨沟。 (摄影师: 韶华 @sean_gallagher_photo)
I was thrilled to be asked by Kevin to become a contributor to the feed and have begun by sharing a story I did on the Jiuzhaigou National Park in China’s south-west province. Well known to Chinese people, many outside the country have never heard of this visually spectacular region, located in the country’s main biodiversity hotspot. I hope this coming series gives people a glimpse into a region they previously knew nothing about.
Hope you enjoy the feed!