【视频】Pyle演讲:Finding the Beauty in Everything Ryan

作者:TEDx南通微信号:TEDxHaoHe发表时间 :2019-03-05


Ryan Pyle:
中文名白锐匀,主持人、制片人、摄影师、探险家。作为一名摄影师,他曾为《时代周刊》、《新闻周刊》、《纽约时报》等知名媒体撰稿,并于 2009 年入选 PND 杂志「全球最具潜力的 30 位摄影师」;座位一名专业的探险家,他的足迹遍及世界,由他策划并主持的《巅峰丈量者极致跋涉》、《终极骑行》系列节目已在全球范围内播出,播出平台包括 BBC、DISCOVERY、NETFLIX、YOUTUBE、优酷、爱奇艺。
演讲视频

听写/翻译:Sky Chen
中文文本
今天我想和各位聊聊“发现万物之美”。我是一名摄影师,“发现万物之美”,是我的生活,也是我的工作。我从加拿大来到中国。我是加拿大人。我曾经走遍中国,一边旅行,一边摄影。摄影最大的意义就在于讲故事。要想有故事可说,你需要拍出美的作品,你需要发现万物之美对此,孔子也有相同的看法:万物皆有其美,唯慧眼能识之。对讲故事的人和摄影师来说,他们的一大要务是要看见这些美,发现这些美,记录这些美,并且找到机会去与人分享,与更广大的观众分享这些影像。所以,今天我就要分享一些自己拍摄的记录中国的作品。记录中国,也是我坚持做了很长一段时间的事。
稍微介绍一下我的个人信息:我来自加拿大,求学于多伦多大学。我在2002年搬来中国,开启了摄影师生涯,后来又步入电视制作行业,有幸与一些知名刊物合作,比如《新闻周刊》。不过,发现万物之美可能会很困难。
这张照片摄于东莞。大家在图片上看到的这位女性来自湖南。受2008年金融危机波及,她失业了。我曾见到她并为她拍了照片。我试图从她的困难时期或者痛苦中发现美。这样我才能讲好这些东莞工人的经历。
哇,上海。我的家在上海。我住在这里。我非常爱上海,我曾多次在这里拍摄作品,比如这张照片。拍摄地点位于浦东,是在上海国际金融中心的第90层楼上。这张照片讲的是建设这座大楼的故事。
这是马云,没错吧?在马云还是个小老板时,我曾见过他。如今马云已是商界巨人,非常富有。不过照片拍摄时,阿里巴巴还只是一家杭州的小公司。当时马云还很年轻,那时我们就见过面。我为他拍了这张照片。我发现了他笑容里的美。他这人不错。
这张照片摄于云南。大家都知道,中国非常美,这里的山川、文化、少数民族、宗教、食物,一切都很棒,值得被拍摄记录下来。这是云南境内一条美丽的河流。我们徒步翻过大山才到达这里,并亲历了一天中的美妙时光。这条河流在云南北部的群山间蜿蜒向前。
茶。这是杭州的一家茶馆。我曾来杭州记录一个和茶有关的故事,有幸来过这家茶馆。这儿有个年轻人,他沏茶的方式非常有创意。我也亲眼看到过这位年轻人沏茶。他的帽子没有掉。这很奇特,它一直戴在头上。
这是位老妇人,她正在做农活。她把玉米铺在房顶上。这里地处贵阳市郊。在老妇人身后的是一座由当地政府建成不久的新桥。
这张照片摄于湖南长沙。照片上的人很有活力。他每晚会在街边为行人烤肉串。一边烤,一边唱,一边跳。我很喜欢这张照片。从他身上,我体会到技艺之美,劳动之美,烹饪之美。照片记录下了这个美好的瞬间。这样的生活很棒。
这张照片摄于武当山山顶。拍摄时还是清晨,那天起了雾,一位道士走过开阔的庭院。过一会儿,道士们都来这儿打太极。不过,拍摄这张照片时,这位道士正穿过庭院。
葡萄酒。这里是山西省。我曾经到过太原市郊的一处果园。他们这里正经历着一年一度的丰收。我有机会为《财富》杂志记录下这次丰收。我们在这儿品尝着葡萄酒,谈论着中国的发展。为了找到《财富》杂志需要的故事,我必须从葡萄酒酿造中找到美,找到那个美的瞬间。
食品生产。和之前那张照片一样,这也是在湖南拍摄的,一个年轻妇女在猪肉加工厂工作,她在那里屠宰生猪并把它们变成每日所需的食物。
这是一个来自四川省的工厂职工,他很年轻,也在东莞。
这是在厦门鼓浪屿。一位年轻女性打着一把漂亮的紫色遮阳伞从我身旁走过。她身后是厦门的城市风光。我们继续。有些东西你们再也看不到了。在《反恐精英》(注:一款射击类游戏)或网吧中发现美。这是我们在杭州参观的一家网吧。你可以看出这张照片拍摄的年代有多久远,因为现在没人去网吧了。每个人的口袋里都装着互联网——每个人都有手机,但在十多年前,我拍摄这张照片的时候,人们仍然会在晚上去网吧。他们喝着可口可乐,抽着香烟,打着游戏。
美妙的时光。走在北京的大街上,我从一个养鸟人身上发现了美。我在北京的一个夏日里,透过两扇门看到一个男人正在喂鸟,这个画面真美妙。后来我进去和他聊了一会儿,了解到他养鸟已经有40个年头了。我们共同度过了一段美好的时光。
在废墟中发现美,这件事是非常具有挑战性的。这张照片来自2008年的四川。要知道有时候为了讲述一个故事,我们需要在废墟中找到美。我们需要在一个可怕的时刻努力拍出一张伟大的照片。这是我在那次地震中参观过的其中一个城镇。我试着在一个可怕的地方拍下一张高质量的照片。这样我的照片就可以记录在这里发生的可怕的自然灾害。这非常困难并且非常有挑战性。但是你可以看到这种惨状,我也希望这张照片能让人们因为好奇去了解更多情况。
这是在甘肃省的夏河。这是木兰节——一个藏区的节日。在这儿我爬上了山顶并且试图从木兰节中发现美。这个节日很有意思。
这张照片拍摄于福建省的客家土楼,一位和蔼的老太太正在锁门,她住在这座美丽的土楼里,这是他们那里特有的住宅风格。这只是一个美好的瞬间——我曾经去到她家里,我们喝了些茶。然后她说她得出门了,我们就一起走了出去,她把房门锁上了。最后,我拍了一张照片,那是个美丽的瞬间——一位可亲的女性正要出门。
海南岛。这是一个有趣的故事。我曾有幸参观海南,记录一个关于高尔夫的故事。这张照片与高尔夫球无关。但当我在高尔夫球场边四处闲逛时,我还参观了周围的一些小社区,并有机会拍下这张照片——一些人捕鱼回来,他们骑着摩托车,穿过这座看上去非常危险的桥,把捕获的鱼送去市场。我建议你千万不要走这样的桥,因为它看起来很危险。
这是四川省的一位年轻僧人。他正在做清早祷告。我和他一起在这座寺院里待了好几天。这是在新疆省的喀什。照片上的这个人就坐在那儿,喝着茶,看着街景。我有幸为许多不同刊物的读者讲述关于喀什的故事。因为喀什是中国独特的一部分,是一个美丽的地方。
杭剧,一种中国戏剧。这是一位歌唱家,也是一位很漂亮的演员。我有幸在她表演时拜访了她。
这是上海的一家养老院,众所周知,上海乃至全国各地人口老龄化的趋势都在加快。因此我受邀去记录关于养老院的故事。我发现了养老院之美——这些老人聚在一起搓麻将,他们玩的很开心,而我记录下了这精彩的一瞬。
这张照片也拍摄于四川省。还是这座山,这些是经幡。中国的美景真是震撼人心。
这张照片表现的是基础设施的建设,拍摄于广西省贵阳市郊。
我也曾有幸了解中国的高尔夫文化。我曾参观过照片上的这片高尔夫球场,当时球场还在建设中。我拍摄到一位女士,她正在修整球场的草坪和绿化,她身后是还在建设中的俱乐部配房。
这是在拉萨,照片的背景是清晨时分的布达拉宫。
这张照片是在武汉拍的。这位大哥正在热身,他待会儿要在长江里游泳。他很热情地邀请我和他们一起游,我婉拒了,但我拍下了这些有趣的照片。每天,他都会在长江里游泳。他说这就是他如此健康快乐的原因。借由这个美好瞬间,我试着去发现那些蕴藏在武汉人平常生活中的美。
这是我的朋友查尔斯唐, 他是上海的一位房地产开发商。我曾受《纽约时报》邀请为他拍摄照片。有时候你必须从一个人身上发现美,试着以一种独特的方式拍摄有趣的照片来表现人物。
这是另一张照片, 这个人不是我的朋友, 我也不知道他是谁。这种照片拍摄于重庆。想象一下,某个清晨,你在旅馆醒来,拉开窗帘,一个男人正在清理你面前的窗户。不难想象,他的生活可能相当艰难, 这份工作相当危险,而我想拍一张好的照片来讲述他的故事。
这是另一张在甘肃夏河的木兰节上拍摄的照片。
这张不错的照片拍摄于云南南部的西双版纳。照片里的这位妇女赶着大清早带上孩子去地里收蔬菜。虽然这只是她们每天的日常活动,我仍然认为有必要拍一些精美的照片来呈现她们的日常生活。我很喜欢走在后面的这个小孩。
这张照片的拍摄地就在南通的一家造船厂,这里滨临长江,离我们今天的活动场馆也特别近。照片上的这个人正爬在一根柱子上组装这艘船。我认为有必要发现他生命中的美,发现他在造船厂做的这份工作的美。
这是四川省贡嘎山脚下的贡嘎寺。黎明时分,这些屋顶非常美。
这是一处茶叶种植园,也是在西双版纳。在一个炎热的午后,一位妇女顶着烈日,戴着帽子采摘茶叶。
众所周知,我作为一名外国人,再具体点就是作为一名加拿大人,能够有机会生活在中国并花这么长的时间来记录中国是很不可思议的。我已经在中国待了16年。我曾到过中国的每个省份和每一个地区, 每天拍摄中国,发现中国人日常生活中的美, 这是我的梦想, 也是我喜欢探寻和分享的东西。我喜欢分享我在中国拍摄的这些照片, 我喜欢谈论那些遇见的人,并从他们的生活中发现美。这就是我分享的全部内容。感谢聆听。
英文文本
I want to talk today a little bit about Finding the Beauty in Everything, and as a photographer, this is my life, this is my job. I came to China from Canada, Wo Shi Jia Na Da Ren (我是加拿大人).I had the chance to travel all around the China and take pictures, and the most important thing about taking pictures is to tell the story. In order to tell the story, you need to take beautiful pictures, and you need to find the beauty in everything, and even Confucius also thinks so: “everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” One of the most important things about being a storyteller, and being a photographer is seeing the beauty, is finding the beauty,documenting the beauty and having a chance to share that story and share thatimage with the wider audience. So today I’m gonna share some of my images about documenting China, which I have been doing for a very long time.
So a little bit background about me: obviously from Canada, went to the University of Toronto-Duo Lun Duo Da Xue (多伦多大学),moved to China in 2002, started working as a photographer, and eventually moved in the television production, and had the chance to also work with big publications, like Newsweek. But finding the beauty in everything can be difficult.
And here, this is a picture of a woman in Dongguan.She was from Hunan province, and she had actually lost her job due to the 2008 financial crisis. I had the chance to meet her, and took a picture with her and tried to finding the beauty in her difficult moment or in her misery. So that I can tell the story of what was happening to people working in factories inDongguan.
Ah! Shanghai. Wo De Jia Zai Shang Hai (我的家在上海).I live in Shanghai. I absolutely love Shanghai and I had the chance to photograph Shanghai so many times, like this picture here. This is actually on about the ninetieth storey, ninety floors up on the Shanghai World Financial Center in Pudong. Telling the story about how the building was built.
Jack Ma, right? I had the chance to meet Jack Ma when he was very small, all right? Now Jack Ma was huge and very rich. But when the Alibaba was just a small company, just a small company in Hangzhou, I had the chance to meet a young Jack Ma. I took a picture with him and I found the beauty in his smile. He is a great guy.
Ah! This is in Yunnan province. You know China is sobeautiful, and the mountains, and the culture, and the minorities, and the religion, and the food, and everything is incredible, the photograph and document. Here is a beautiful river in Yunnan province. We actually walked and tracked over the mountains in order to get to this river. We sighted at a beautiful time of day.Right here. Twisting and winding through the mountains in northern Yunnan province.
Tea. This is a Hangzhou teahouse. I had the chance to do a story all about tea in Hangzhou, and I had the chance to visit this tea house where a young man pooled tea in very creative ways, and I had the chance to meet this young man pooling tea. His hat did not fall off. His Mao Zi (帽子) is incredible, just stays up.
This is an old woman, she is doing some farming. She’s scattering out some corn on her roof top. This is just outside Guiyang. Behindher is a brand-new bridge that the government there just built.
This is a vigor man in Changsha, in Hunan province. He is making kabobs at night for all the passersby on the street. He was singing, he was dancing and I just love this picture. I found the beauty in his craft. I found the beauty in him working, I found the beauty in him cooking. It was just a lovely little moment, and the life was perfect.
This is on the top of a holly mountain. This is Wudangshan. This was early in the morning in a mist. A monk walks across the open courtyard, and later on they go and do their Taiji early in the morning.But this is him walking across the courtyard.
Wine. This is in Shanxi province, I had the chance to visit a venuein Shanxi, just outside Taiyuan.And here they were doing the annual harvesting.And I had the chance to document the harvesting for Fortune magazine, where we talked about how China was developing at a taste for wine. And I had to find the beauty and find the moment in the wine producing in order to tell the story for Fortune magazine.
Food production. This is actually also in Hunan Province, same as an earlier photo where a young woman working in a pork factory, where they slaughter pigs and turn them into the food they will eat every day.
This is a young factory worker from Sichuan Province,also in Dongguan.
This is in Xiamen, in Gulangyu. And this is a chance that I had of a young woman just walking by with a beautiful umbrella. And itwas a beautiful purple umbrella with the cityscape of Xiamen in the background.
There we go. There is something you never see anymore. Finding the beauty in Counter-Strike or the Internet café. And this was a chance we had where I visited a small Internet café inHangzhou. And you can tell how old this picture is because no one goes to Internet cafés any more. Everyone has the internet in their pocket. Everyone has a mobile phone, but back 10-15 years ago, when this picture was taken, people still went to the Internet café in the night. They drink Coca Cola, they smoke cigarettes and they play video games.
Beautiful moments. Walking through the streets of Beijing, finding the beauty in a man feeding his birds. It was just lovely moment between two cracks in the door of a man taking care of his bird on asummer’s day in Beijing, which was really lovely. And afterwards I went in and chatted with him for a little bit and learned that he’s keeping birds for like 40 years. And we had a lovely moment.
Finding the beauty in destruction,this is very challenging, you know. This was from the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. And you know sometimes in order to tell the story, we need to find beauty in the destruction, and we need to try to make a great picture in a horrible moment. And this was one of the towns that I had visited during that earthquake. And I was trying to make a beautiful picture in a horrible place.So that my picture could tell the story of what a horrible natural disaster had occurred here. And it was just very difficult and very challenging. But you can see that destruction and hopefully the picture allows people and makes people curious to learn a little bit more.
This is in Xiahe, in Gansu Province. And this is the Mulan Festival, which is a Tibetan Festival, where I climb upside the mountain and I was trying to find beauty in the Tibetan Mulan Festival and it was absolutely lovely.
This is in the Hakka Tulou area in Fujian Province.And this was just a lovely elder lady locking up her home, her room in this beautiful Tulou, which is the style of home they have there. And it was just a nice little moment. I had been inside her home with her and we were having some tea. Then she said she had to go and we walked out together and she locked herdoor behind her. I just took a little picture right at the end and it ended up being one of these little beautiful moments of finding a lovely picture of a lovely woman acceding her home.
Hainan Island. This was an interesting one. I had a chance to visit Hainan and do a story about golf. This picture has nothing to do with golf. But as I was wandering around visiting the golf courses, I also visited some small communities around the golf courses and had the chance to take this picture. And it was a beautiful little moment of some guys coming back fromfishing. They were taking their fish to the market by motorcycle across this amazingly dangerous-looking bridge. So don’t ever go on the bridge like this cos it looks pretty dangerous.
This is a young monk in Sichuan Province. He is doing chanting in the early morning. And I actually stayed with him in this monastery for several days.
This is in Kashgar in Xinjiang province. And this is a man just drinking tea and he is just looking out on the street. And I had the chance to do a story about Kashgar many times actually for many differentpublications because it’s such a unique part of China and such a beautiful part of China.
Hangzhou Opera, Chinese Opera, singer, absolutely beautiful, actress. And I had a chance to visit her while she was doing one of her performances.
An old-age home in Shanghai, you know, many people in Shanghai and all across China are getting old very quickly. So I was asked to go and tell a story about an old-age home,and I had to find the beauty of an old-age home and I ended up finding these old men all playing mahjong together and having a really fun time and I was able to capture the moment.
This is also in Sichuanprovince. Again the mountain, the prayerflags,the beautiful scenery that exists in China, was remarkable.
Another chance documenting infrastructure. This is just outside Guiyang in Guangxi province.
Another chanceunderstanding the golf culture here in China, had chance to visit this golf course,they were under development and photographed this woman who was actually fixingthe turfor the ground or the green on the golfcourse with the huge construction of the club house in the background.
This is Lhasa. That’s the Potala Palace in the background, early morning.
This is Wuhan and this guy was stretching before he was gonna go swimming in the Yangtze River and here ally wanted me to go with them. I said no but I did I got really lovely pictures. And every day this man goes swimming in Yangtze River and he tells methat’s why he is so healthy and so happy. And this beautiful little moment andtry to find the beauty in the routine of everyday life for people who live in Wuhan.
This is my friend Charles Tang, he is a real-estate developer in Shanghai. I had a chance to photograph him for the New York Times story. Sometimes you have to find the beauty in just one person and try to take an interesting photo that shows someone in a uniqueway.
Here is another photo,not my friend and I don’t know who he is and this is in Chongqing, imagine waking up in the morning in your hotel, you open the curtains and there is a man cleaning your window. You know, his life is probably pretty difficult, and this job is pretty dangerous and I was also trying to take a great picture of him to tell his story.
Another photograph fromthe Mulan in Xiahe in Gansu province.
And this is a lovely image from Xishuangbanna in southern Yunnan of a woman with her child going out to the farm in the morning to do some harvesting of the vegetables and this was a very normal event every day, but I had to try to capture some beautiful pictures to show their everyday life and I love the little baby in the background.
This is actually in Nantong. This picture, this is in a ship building factory, which is near theYangtze River, which is actually very close to where we are here. And this man was climbing a pole and building this ship, and I had to try to find the beautyin his life, try to find the beauty in his work at this ship building factory.
This is the Gongga Monastery at the foot of Gonggashan or Minya Konka in Sichuan province.Beautiful roof top early in the morning.
This is a tea plantation,also in Xishuangbanna and a woman in a hot afternoon, sun protecting yourselffrom with her hat and picking tea.
You know it’s amazing to have the chance to live in China, as a foreigner, as a Canadian and have the chance to document China for so long, you know, I’ve been here for sixteen years. And I’ve had the chance to visit every province and every territory in China, photographing it every day, finding the beauty in the lives of Chinese people every day, and it’s been an absolutely dream and it’s something that I love to travel around and talk about. I love talking about photographing in China, I love talking about the people I meet and finding the beauty in all of the lives of all the people I have the chance to meet. That’s all for me. Thank you very much guys.
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