National Geographic : 2008 May
INSIDE GEOGRAPHIC A World of Photos The winners of National Geographic's second annual Inter national Photography Contest fit well in this special issue on China: They are two Chinese photographers and two Americans, one of whom took his award-winning shot in Tibet. Readers around the world submitted 148,203 images for the contest. Our local-language editions picked their favorites, then forwarded them to Society headquarters for the final judging. The top prizes included a trip to Washington, D.C ., for an awards ceremony. PHOTO ESSAY Tian Li Chengziyu, China Photographer Tian Li captured these villagers in a gate tower on the Great Wall of China, as they prayed for peace and a good harvest. The judges liked how his collection of images-this is just one-put a human face on a national symbol, showing daily life on and around the iconic wall. See the rest of Tian Li's photo essay online at ngm.com.