May 9, 2014

Shanghai Selfies

Photograph by Jian Gao

Women take pictures of themselves with their cell phones in front of the Shanghai skyline in this picture submitted by Jian Gao to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

This photo was submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.


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20 comments
N. Iv
N. Iv

The only thing I like about this photo is that their phones match their outfits. 

T Branning
T Branning

Not every picture needs to be a breath-taking, mind-bending experience. The clarity of the picture despite the smog is great and it's a quaint insight into commonplace things we usually ignore.

Lawrence Sibley
Lawrence Sibley

This photo is on the fine edge between being a banal, tourist photo itself, and being a brilliant commentary on the soulless banality, egoism and polluted urban environmental degradation of modern times. My first impression was the former, but I'm shifting over to seeing it more appreciatively.

Julie Watson
Julie Watson

I think this picture is particularly fascinating. They both have the same hair cut, similar outfit, similar shoes, and same purse. That must be what's hot in China right now.

Tom Laundroche
Tom Laundroche

You can cut the irony with a knife. Smog selfie?

Andrew Gordon
Andrew Gordon

This would actually be a boring pic if it weren't for the women in it but I like the way they have posed for it, sort of brings out their character and the character of the city. 

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Selfies have become very  popular, as they are with these two young women. But that Shanghai skyline is even more so. Coming at the top of photographed places in this world, I admire the skyline,as much as they do. Nice to have a pic: in pic: to view today.   j.e.s..........

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