Life on the Road

At Ground Zero, I Recall Sichuan

Oct 19th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Life on the Road

Photo by Ma Jing (Masa)
By Gao Wenhuan (Eliot)
New York City - “I felt it,” I whispered to myself as I was one block from Ground Zero, former site of the World Trade Center. I sensed that my nose smelled something like disinfectant, the same thing I smelled while working as a reporter at the epicenter of [...]

Meeting Candidate Joe Biden

Sep 21st, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Life on the Road

September 19, 2008
Sterling, Virginia
For Chinese journalism students from Shantou University, it was a special experience.  They exchanged a few words and had their picture taken with the person who could be the next vice president of the United States.  It happened very suddenly during a political rally in Sterling, Va., a town near Washington, D.C.
Ma [...]

Being a Photojournalist in America

Sep 5th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Life on the Road

By Ma Jing - As a child in China, I would ask my mother for a dollar to give to a crippled old man or a mother begging in the street. My mother’s smile of approval taught me that we should give back to society. But my elder sister, six years my senior, saw things [...]

I Was a Journalist in the Crowd

Sep 5th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Life on the Road

By Feng Miaolan - Petite and Chinese, I was a little black dot at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. No one paid me any mind except they might have wondered what I was doing here with a digital video camera and a step ladder in tow.
The audience thundered its applause and their “Michelle” signs [...]

The Denver Marketplace Sells More Than Merchandise

Aug 25th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Life on the Road

The Denver Marketplace was one of the many events taking place to kick-off the 2008 Democratic National Convention.  Located at Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denver, the Marketplace showcased the enthusiasm and diversity, political and otherwise, which make Denver an appropriate setting for one of our country’s most important political events.  The [...]