The Nu River flows from the Tibetan highlands through western Yunnan and is home to a third of the country’s ethnic groups. The Nu is one of the country’s most remote and fascinating regions, with unrivaled scenery and a diverse ecosystem of 7,000 species of plants and 80 rare or endangered animals and fish. It’s also one of only two major rivers in China yet to be dammed. But that may not last. Cover story for Outpost Magazine
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.