In December an amazing photo collection by Zhang Kechun, titled Yellow River Project, was selected as a finalist for the fourth annual Three Shadows Photography Award. The emotion that lies within each of these photographs gives one a feeling of sympathy for the devastating floods and further destruction that is happening in China. Zhang uses a masterfully subtle touch to convey his message. His choice of colors show the often suppressed news of how quickly the river is rising and the effect it has to the area which is home to many. Although the message is somewhat depressing, the photos possess a hopeful quality: one that the strong nation will prevail.

via Visual News

(hat tip to Ben Lepley for the great find)