Natalie Behring, born in 1972 in California, USA. She is a freelance photojournalist based in Portland, Oregon. She has photographed news events, portraits, and documentary reports in the USA, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Asia. A Chinese speaker, she has spent more than a decade documenting the modernization of China. She has won several awards in the NPPA and POY contests. Working languages include Chinese (Mandarin) and German.