Photo-journalists are the eyes of the world. Through their eyes, we can
watch and feel what’s really happening on this planet. They not only
witness but often prevent injustice and violence against human dignity.
Distinguished photos shown on this virtual globe exemplify the power of
their eyes, the value of their relentless presence in the field.
Photo-journalists are like sensors on the planet. They are a tiny existence,
just like small insects on a huge elephant. But through piecing their
discrete local perceptions together, they are creating a “global”
recognition and drawing a comprehensive picture of the living total
elephant. This virtual globe represents an emerging “jigsaw-puzzle” of
planetary perception, and encourages them to participate in this bottom-up
process of self-recognition for human society.