Event Date: March 7, 2012 - 5:00 pm Location: Social Sciences Building, 120 University Pvt., room 6004 (6th floor)
RYAN PYLE, documentary photographer.
Presented by CIPS, in association with the University of Toronto’s Asian Institute and the Asia Pacific Foundation.
Free. In English. Registration is not required, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
China, in the last thirty years, has industrialized faster than any other nation in our history. Just recently the world witnessed a massive shift in Chinese demographics, as there are now 51% of people living in urban settings. This new reality of becoming a country of urban dwellers will greatly affect the labor market, social security, access to information, access to education and ambitions of University graduates. Join Ryan Pyle as he walks through some of his behind the scenes examples and stories from covering these stories, and more, for some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines.
Canadian born, award winning, documentary photographer Ryan Pyle first visited China in 2001. He has never left since. It was very much Ryan’s first trip to China that inspired him to enter the discipline of photography, and since then his imagery has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, The Sunday Times Magazine and the Financial Times Magazine. In 2002 Ryan moved to China permanently. In 2009 Ryan was listed by PDN Magazine as one of the 30 emerging photographers in the world. Ryan Pyle is an award winning photographer, television presenter, filmmaker and author. Ryan is based full time in Shanghai.