The nexus of energy and water is one of the great concerns of our times. As China comes fully into this period epic growth its facing shortages of both energy and water. It’s also the source of many of Asia’s life-giving rivers. All of China’s neighbors, indeed the world, are carefully watching to see how they treat their river-keeper’s role. Kazakhstan and China are currently directly facing this contentious issue. Feature story in South China Morning Post and Eurasianet, Soros Foundation.
James Wasserman is an editorial photographer formerly based in Beijing, China and now residing in the USA. In the last ten years its been fascinating to be a witness to China’s explosive economic growth. Photographing how China’s diverse class, ethnic and societal groups have shifted has been one of my most challenging assignments. I’d like to think that I’m coming back to the the USA and my new home in Philadelphia with a new appreciation of what “home” is and how I can contribute to telling its story. China has been a great opportunity to hone those skills. My editorial and corporate clients in the recent past have included The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, Siemens, Audi, Apple, Mercedes, Marie Claire, The United Nations, The Economist, The Financial Times, Stanford University, The University of Chicago, Goldman Sachs and Sandvik. I’m looking forward to working with new clients telling their stories from Beijing to Philadelphia.