Workers collect blue baskets full of grapes that have already been picked, and load them on to trucks and tractors, at the Grace Vineyards Winery south of Taiyuan in Shanxi province, Central China.
Local fishermen ride motorcycles over an old bridge to transport their fish to market, near The Dunes Golf Club in Wanning, Hainan, China.
Xiao Zhijin, Hainan Islands first professional golfer, works on his game at a driving range in Haikou city, the capital of Hainan province in China.
A group of monks playing musical instruments, like horns and drums, descend a narrow stairwell at the Ganden Monastery to start the Butterlamp Festival.
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Born in Toronto, Canada, Ryan Pyle spent his early years close to home. After obtaining a degree in International Politics from the University of Toronto in 2001, Ryan realized a life long dream and traveled to China on an exploratory mission. In 2002 Pyle moved to China permanently and began taking freelance assignments. In 2004, Ryan Pyle became a regular contributor to the New York Times covering China, more recently he has branched out in to mostly magazine. Ryan Pyle is based in Shanghai, China. Ryan is a reportage style photographer, working almost exclusively in 35mm format range finder cameras. His work drifts between journalism and fine art as he roams through China shedding light on the country and its diverse people. Exhibitions 2010 – Chinese Turkestan – Arta Gallery - Toronto, Canada 2009 – Chinese Turkestan – Dylan Ellis Gallery - Toronto, Canada 2007 – Global Cities – Tate Modern - London, UK Awards 2010 – PDN Photo Annual - Winner 2009 – Magenta Foundation – Flash Forward Emerging Photographer 2009 – PDN 30 – Emerging Photographer 2008 – Banff Mountain Culture – Honorable Mention 2008 – PDN Photo Annual – Honorable Mention 2007 – PDN World in Focus – Honorable Mention Lecture Series 2010 – “China Through the Lens” – Columbia University 2010 – “International Photojournalism” – International Center for Photography 2009 – “Political Change in China” – University of Toronto 2008 – “China Rising” – University of Toronto Recent Clients TIME, Newsweek, Outside Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Der Spiegel, Stern, Financial Times, Foreign Policy Magazine Affiliations University of Toronto - The Asian Institute – Affiliate Member Kodak Film Sponsorship – Color and B&W film International Documentary Association