CNA photo of Ma-Xi meeting captures photojournalism awards

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/04/18
By: Sabine Cheng and S.C. Chang

Taipei, April 18 (CNA) A CNA photo of Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Xi Jinping (習

(By CNA photographer Chang Hsin-wei)

(By CNA photographer Chang Hsin-wei)

近平) projecting a vivid silhouette on a yellow wall during their historic meeting last year won two top prizes in the 2016 Taiwan Photo Journalism Competition on Monday.

Rather than simply showing the two leaders shaking hands, CNA photographer Chang Hsin-wei (張新偉) captured the shadows of the presidents of Taiwan and China from a unique angle that left ample room for the imagination, the jury said in a statement.

The jury said Chang’s photo merited the awards for both best journalistic photo and best news maker — a rare honor in the competition.

In the photo, Ma blocks out Xi as they walk side-by-side after an initial photo-op in Singapore on Nov. 7, 2015, but their full silhouettes are projected onto the wall, an interesting juxtaposition of the two men and their full shadows.     [FULL  STORY]

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