Ziboy.com – Best Photolog in Beijing

Found a very good photolog ziboy.com today (via Chinese Tea). Sinosplice posted a nice interview with Wen Ling, the owner and photographer of ziboy.com. The interview was nice since John asked the questions I wanted to ask and Wen’s answers were to-the-point too.

Credit: Wen Lin from ziboy.com.

The unique perspective for the city shows us what the city really looks like. The people, the street scene and the signs – all look so familiar but cannot be found anywhere except in his photolog. He really know how to tell a story with his photos.

Here is the list of his work. Click on to see his fantastic work.

2003.07

2003.06

2003.05

2003.04

2003.03

2003.02

2003.01

2002.12

2002.11

2002.10

2002.09

2002.08

2002.07

2002.06

2002.05

2002.04

2002.03

2002.02

2002.01

2001.12

2001.11

2001.10

All pictures and links courtesy to ziboy.com

3 Comments

  1. Jian Shuo, those photos by ziboy are wonderful. I feel as though I have just made a visit to Beijing. By any chance do you know what might have been happening in the ones he took on 2002.9 where a group of young men who appear to be prisoners were being held up by (presumably) policemen in front of a crowd? I’m not so curious about what happened that caused them to become prisoners, but am very curious as to why they were being forced into public display that way. Thank you again for all the enlightenment your site and the links you find have provided me about life in your wonderful country!

  2. Carroll,

    Good question. “why they were being forced into public display that way”.

    Well. It was the tradition that the prisoners, especially those who caused wide rage (anger) among the people will be forced to show on the public – like this case, they created the fake goods that do not work. Some even create fake medicines that killed people.

    It has been popular way to show the good performance for the police office and to educate the people. However, I haven’t seen this for 10 years by myself since during the socity transform to prespect the rights of the prisoners, such public sentence is rare…

  3. Interesting! I could see from the pictures that they were even being compelled to look at the crowd directly instead of keeping their heads turned toward the ground. I can see how this would be a more unbearable punishment than just having to “face” the police authorities. The shame would be far greater if your relatives and neighbors might be part of the assembled crowd, but certainly prisoners’ rights are an important safeguard against abuse of authority. Thanks for the clarification.

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