2012 Photo Contest, Spot News, Singles, 3rd prize

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Photographer

Li Yang

for <em>China Daily</em>

17 May, 2011

A young woman in a wedding gown is grabbed by a local community officer, as she tries to commit suicide in Changchun, Jilin province, China.

About

Li Yang

Li Yang was born in China in 1980, and - under the influence of a father who loved photography - decided as a child that she wanted to be a photojournalist. After graduating with...

Background story

Changchun, Jilin province, China

A young woman in a wedding gown is grabbed by a local community officer, as she tries to commit suicide by jumping out of a seven-floor residential building, in Changchun, Jilin province, China. According to local reports, the attempt took place after the woman’s boyfriend of four years had broken up with her. They were believed to have been planning to marry. The young woman sustained no injuries during the incident.

Technical information

Focal length
175mm
F-Stop
f/6.3
ISO
200
Camera
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N

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