Thursday, September 25, 2008

Chinese Girl

6 comments:

Laurie said...

This is a wonderful street shot, Meead. I love the way everyone is in their own world, the framing that gives us a sense of life's transitory nature, and a connection with the young woman. Oh, that pop of green from her folder -- wonderful for the composition.

I really love this photograph.

USelaine said...

I like this one too, Meead. Everyone else has something specific to think about as they look, move, and speak. And here, this sweet soul is looking at you.

My ancestors came from Denmark and the British Isles, but I speak with a California accent and I don't know any Danish. Looking at the faces in this picture, all of these people look like they could be US citizens just like me. There are there are many thousands of families, especially in the Pacific coast states, whose grandparents or great-grandparents came from China, Korea, or Japan, and all the generations since have lived as Americans, just as much as I am, with accents just like mine.

So, if I didn't see your title for this picture, the main reason I would think everyone pictured is an "international" student, is because YOU are an international student, and you probably had orientation together! Also, US university grad schools have just as many foreign scholars as American ones.

Bibi said...

Agree with the two previous commenters. I really like this photo, a face in the crowd.

Dina said...

She has an enigmatic look, sort of like a Chinese Mona Lisa. I think she is trying to hold back a smile toward you, Meead.

Petrea said...

A great portrait, Meead. Did you talk to her? Maybe she'd like to see her picture.

Becky said...

What a great shot! The focus is clearly on her, in spite of all the other going on in the photo. Well done!