NPR logo A Photographer's First Impression

David Gilkey

A Photographer's First Impression

NPR videographer David Gilkey has arrived in Chengdu. He's working to create the videos and slideshows to go along with the special week of coverage from the Chinese city planned for May 19-23 on All Things Considered.

A painting of Michael Jackson hangs on a wall outside of a tea house in the Kuan Xiang area of Chengdu China. The small side street is undergoing a transformation to preserve the historical look and traditional feel of an ancient Chinese city. The construction boom in China seldom gives way to the preservation of old chinese architecture. David Gilkey, NPR hide caption

toggle caption
David Gilkey, NPR

A group of men visiting Tian Fu Square in the heart of Chengdu, China stand in front of a statue of Mao Tse-tung which overlooks the plaza in front of the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum. Visitors to Chengdu can stroll through the square which is filled with sculptures and fountains to get a break from the busy sreets of Chengdu. David Gilkey, NPR hide caption

toggle caption
David Gilkey, NPR

Businessmen wait for the traffic to clear before crossing the street in downtown Chengdu China Monday afternoon. Chengdu is known for having a slightly more relaxed way of life compared to other major Chinese cities. David Gilkey, NPR hide caption

toggle caption
David Gilkey, NPR

About