Through their eyes: Pioneering China journalist Helen Snow
In 1931, a young woman from rural southern Utah dreamed of writing the great American novel. Helen Foster's mother gave her daughter a simple Kodak camera and challenged Foster to see the world. And did she ever! She traveled alone, embracing the sense of adventure in China, finding love and marriage, becoming Helen Foster Snow. No one could have predicted what unfolded in China in the 1930s. Snow had a front-row seat to history as she blossomed into a respected international journalist. She saw war, hunger, persecution, widespread suffering – all while chronicling the infancy of China's communist party.