Saving the desperate 'bride'
Spot News, third prize singles
May 17, 2011
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.
for China Daily
Changchun, Jilin Province, China
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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 an English major, she worked as a photographer with the East Asia Economic and Trade News, covering everything from spot news and entertainment, to general news and special features, and winning a provincial news award. Since November 2011, Li has worked as a photojournalist for a real-estate newspaper.