Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dim Sum

Photo by Lisa Scheer, All Rights Reserved

This is the view from an upper-floor, dim sum restaurant in Beijing. Okay, cliche image but I've never made one like this before.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Here are some recent images from the trip to Beijing last month.

Photos by Lisa Scheer, All Rights Reserved

Trip highlights: Beijing's 798 Art District, an artist community occupying the site of several decommissioned military factories in the Chaoyang District. I saw a great show at 798 Photo Gallery called Family Stuff, by documentary photographers Huang Qinjun and Ma Hongjie. Another highlight: Beijing's hutongs, centuries-old neighborhoods set inside a warren of narrow, dusty alleyways, a kind of parallel universe to the surrounding luxury high-rises and car-choked streets. Beijing's pollution problem was a big negative: read more about it from the Atlantic Monthly's James Fallows here.