I am a multimedia reporter for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. This is where I'll be posting a selection of my pictures.
I graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York in 2011, with a Digital Media concentration, and from Sciences Po in Paris in 2010. I am originally from France. I am a photography, video and China addict. Also a marathon runner. You can visit my website here: www.helenefranchineau.com
You can find me at: email@example.com or @Helene_FR
Up close and personal with Tianyu, an adorable 20-year-old girl from Hubei province. Three years ago she tried to kill herself after a few months of working in a Foxconn factory in Shenzhen. She is now paralyzed from her waist down. I met her in her village in Hubei a couple weeks ago. Video up on scmp.com/video and on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/64782736
A villager looks back at the destruction of old Tan, one of the few remaining urban villages of Guangzhou. Developers are pressuring the last inhabitants to vacate their homes and have hired “security guards” (thugs). Villagers claim the private developers’ plans to reduce the place to concrete rubble is illegal. My video for the South China Morning Post is up on https://vimeo.com/64696065
Leaving in a hurry for an assignment in China. Chaos and confusion ensue but in the end I love it. The excitement and the anticipation before starting shooting/filming, getting to meet new and interesting people and the desire to tell the story as well as I can… Did I ever say that being a journalist was, in my opinion, the best job in the world? Picture taken at Shenzhen railway station. (“attention” is written on the pic) #china #video #photo #journalism #blackandwhite #scmp #hongkong #sundaygram