Kamakura: train, buddha, people & town

During my winter break, I took a trip to Japan and visited Kamakura, an old city next to Tokyo where tourists from all around the world will pay a visit to as soon as they arrive at Tokyo. The city is famous

Visions of London

If we decide that, at its core, photography is most fundamentally concerned with capturing light, then a trip to London, that city of perennial grayness, presents a unique challenge. In my experience, the effect of London on the photographic eye is twofold.

Skating Through the Glass Door

Over the past two years, I have embarked on a project to visually and textually document women in male-dominated industries. From the start, I had the twofold goal of celebrating women’s accomplishments and creating a platform to share and validate experiences. This

So That’s What All the Buzz Is About! : Bees of Swarthmore

Bees in general, and specifically honey bees, bumblebees, and carpenter bees, remain a poorly-understood yet vital component of our ecosystem. Over the past few years, I have found myself mesmerized by the process of pollination, especially regarding our tiny winged friends who

Japan: Pearls of The Heisei Period

In the past few years, I have traveled to Japan multiple times, and every time was a wonderful experience. The country, which neighbors China, has a culture that is so similar to mine, yet so different sometimes. Even though we share the

Cuba: The Many Shades of Music

This is the second part of a two-part photo essay Jiang created. The first part, focused on Mexico, was published in the last issue of the Phoenix and can be found online.   After a short trip in Mexico, I went to

Mexico: A Symphony of Colors

During this summer break, I went on a trip to Mexico and Cuba.  These countries, so foreign compared to my home culture in China, enchanted me. I felt that my horizons were broadened by these feasts of the senses.   In Mexico,