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Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Beijing International Photography Week

2016-10-25

The 2016 Beijing International Photography Week, cosponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and the Beijing Municipal People’s Government, and supported by China Artistic Photography Society, China Photographers Association, Xinhua News Agency Image Center and Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group is inaugurated in the China Millennium Monument in the afternoon on Oct. 15. About 800 audiences, including leaders and distinguished guests from all organizers, more than one hundred photographers, as well as professionals and amateurs from photography community will attend the opening ceremony. Participated by audiences and media, more than one hundred honored guests, including curators, representatives of curation organizations, photography agencies and international photography festivals as well as artists who won prizes of national photography competitions from international photography community will be on the red carpet. After the opening ceremony, leaders and distinguished guests will visit the "Uphold the Noble Spirit in Pursuit of Chinese Dream" photographic exhibition — in commemoration of the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Long March, the foreign group exhibition of "Recording and Reshaping" conducted by the curation committee of China Photographers Association, "A Road Emerging from the Depth of History", "WINGS OF FANTASY", "Dream Mirror • New Territories Exhibition 2016" and others, and issued certificates for six expert advisors respectively. 

The 2016 Beijing International Photography Week is themed by "Images • Presence", in which "images" refer to perfect integration of thoughts and technologies reflecting level of exhibitions, while "presence" is not only awareness and idea expressed by authors when shooting and recording the whole story in person but also a soul of works. Depending on this topic, the 2016 Beijing International Photography Week will continue to promote the opening ceremony, series exhibitions, photography lectures, photography market and special activities as well as several hundreds of exhibitions and other activities.  


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Series Exhibitions--Wonderful exhibitions from over ten countries

With the theme of “Images • Presence”, the 2016 Beijing International Photography Week also promotes over 60 wonderful exhibitions and theme exhibitions. The theme of this exhibition — “WINGS OF FANTASY” is proposed by Rose • Rande, who is the director of the Photography Department of Geography and a renowned picture editor. She believes that conceptual photography, as a type of photography, is to express thoughts. In other words, it also refers to a documentary description and manifestation in the manner of type, continuous images or repeated events. Eight photographers use their creativity and image to present real news event or social issue. 

 Domestic exhibition contains the Dream mirror • New Territories Exhibition 2016, "Uphold the Noble Spirit in Pursuit of Chinese Dream" Photographic Exhibition — In Commemoration of the 95th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China and the 80th Anniversary of the Victory of the Long March, A Road Emerging from the Depth of History, From Misconception to Perception—A Selected Exhibition of Chen Dazhi’s Photography, Aesthetic Images on Ice and Snow --- Daxing’anling Photographic Art Exhibition, Aesthetic Images on Extraordinary Water and Mountains, The Magical Black Wetlands---Shuangyashan Photographic Art Exhibition, “Born in street” photography collection exhibition, Face × China, The First National Time-lapse Photography Exhibition of Xinhua Network Television, Your perspective, world's temperature-best photos of 2016 Weiyingsai Photography Prize Exhibition and others. International exhibition contains Europe? 4 Approaches to the Contemporary European Photography, Recording and Reshaping, The Twelfth China International Press Photo Contest Winners Exhibition, the joint exhibition of “Brazilian History Images” and “Brazilian Trilogy”, Travel Photographer of the Year Retrospective, Crossing Point Of Light——Photography Collection Exhibition of Cai Yuan and Identity and the American Landscape, including over one hundred photographers from ten countries. 

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Photography Lectures--academic exchange and brainstorm 

 With an aim of promoting academic construction of photography, industry development and popularization of art education, the Photography Lectures are supposed to be the main sectors for academic discussion and communication during the 2016 Beijing International Photography Week. Centering on the theme of “Images • Presence”, the 2016 Beijing International Photography Week will be conducted in the morning on Oct. 15. Seven photographers and photographic scholars of international reputation including LI Shufeng, ZHU Xianmin, Ruth Eichhorn, JIN Ning, Evandro, ZHANG Guotian and Bruno Lerdals will be invited to discuss the relations between images and visual memories, images and histories, images and space time, images and dreams, images and artworks. With the purpose of gaining achievements after sharing academic theories, these famous participants will also brainstorm theories, practices, views, trends of photography to promote communication and collision of ideas.  

During the Photography Week, the committee will work together with several leading enterprises, powerful websites, magazines, elite schools and top photography agencies and professionals to promote 24 series lectures and academic discussions, so as to trace back development history of photography over the past 176 years, explore technological innovations and development blueprint of photography. All lectures will be on the air through Tencent video to expand influence of photographic cultures and make Chinese photographers’ voice heard.

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Photography Market--a platform for demonstration, promotion, exchange and transaction 

The Photography Week 2016 will make progress in promoting and establishing the platform for the theme photography exhibition and conduct more on-site propaganda activities about some excellent photography exhibition programs by taking the art space in China Millennium Monument as the platform for exhibition propaganda. Photographic works of quality collected from people around the world can be classified into different categories based on their divergence in theme, type, skill and concept and more than 40 different themes will be displayed in different halls. To strengthen contact with foreign photography festivals and hold more excellent international exhibition, the Photography Week 2016 utilizes different promotion models, such as online activities and international photography festival, to explore a sustainable promotion and transaction model in the theme exhibition. 

Centering on six themes of Chinese image world, environmental protection and public benefit, prominent image power, public image transmission, perspective of public life and closing ceremony, fourteen promotion activities will be conducted during the 2016 Beijing International Photography Week. More efforts will be made to develop the 2016 Beijing International Photography Week into a platform for cultural exchange with foreign countries; a platform to release and promote excellent works by authoritative photography organizations, professional photography agencies, outstanding photographic art, professional photography brands; an innovative platform for integration of photographic art and advanced science; a transaction platform serving public culture of photography with topic of theme photographic exhibition. 

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Parallel session-covering major districts and countries of Beijing, being a bridge for conversation among experts 

Except for main exhibition in the China Millennium Monument, the 2016 Beijing International Photography Week also contains other parallel sessions. This parallel session is a large photography exhibition cosponsored by the Organizing Committee of Beijing International Photography Week, Qianlong website- Chinese Capital website, China Art Photography Society and LonGallery. It may last about two month. Starting from Sep. 10, thirteen public cultural spaces in five main urban areas will conduct exhibitions, with themes ranging from intangible cultural heritage, the spirit of craftsman, scientific and technological innovation, developing the country through science and education, city image, environmental conservation, non-capital functions to regional industry development. This parallel session is not only a promotion platform for professional photographers but also a bridge for mutual communication among shutterbugs. Expanding theme, space, content, service and others of the exhibitions, abilities of the 2016 Beijing International Photography Week to develop public culture will be realized. Meanwhile, relying on humanistic care of the 2016 Beijing International Photography Week, both public benefit and sense of social responsibility will be extended.  

In addition, as the scheduled sector of the Beijing International Photography Week every year, the expert conference will become a platform for communication among great masters, professional and amateur photographers. A group of experts composed by ten photography masters of domestic and international reputations will show up at the expert meeting to conduct face-to-face communication and exchange ideas with those talented and gifted photographers so that they can provide professional comments and suggestions for their works and also provide direct opportunities for them to succeed in stepping into the art market at home and aboard. 

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The Beijing International Photography Week has succeeded in holding four exhibitions since 2013, which attracted over 1,000 professional photographers and 30 photography agencies from more than 30 countries. Value ideas and cultural thoughts from all parts of the world are integrated and understood. With the aim of rooting in the capital, serving the whole country and stepping into the world, the Beijing International Photography Week spares no efforts to establish a collective communication platform for photographers at home and aboard and contribute to making Beijing a center of cultural and international communication.



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