“Down to Earth” Photography Exhibition Held in East China Reflects Real Life in the Country

One of the photographs presented in the exhibition. Photo: Courtesy of Chen Wei

The National Photography Exhibition is currently being held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province (east China), where hundreds of works are collected and displayed, reflecting the daily life of the country on its way to moderate prosperity under all its aspects.

Entitled “Walking in China”, the Gao Fan Cup launched its second exhibition after months of work to collect and select photographs from hundreds of thousands of participating pieces across the country with three key themes: “land, people And life”.

The 2021 exhibition received 39,566 works from nearly 5,000 attendees, an increase of nearly 10,000 works from the first exhibition, with 120 photographs standing out from the exhibition.

Among all the selected works, a variety of photos can be seen, from natural scenery along Chinese rivers to views of bustling trade in small markets in eastern China.

The exhibition is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CCP), said Gao Qin, secretary general of the Chinese Photographers Association, in a speech at the opening ceremony. opening of the exhibition on September 30.

The Gao Fan Cup is named after famous Chinese photographer Gao Fan. Born in 1922, Gao is considered one of the pioneers and founder of military field photography in the country.

During the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) and the Chinese People’s Liberation War (1946-49), Gao took the lead in many magazines, to publish a large collection of CCP pictures and of military history, which is still used by many museums and art galleries in the country.

“It is necessary for us to convey the work that conveys the beauty and essence of people’s lives through photography,” said Wu Weidong, deputy head of local government of Xiaoshan District in Hangzhou, in a public notice. .

The exhibition opened on September 30 and will last until October 15.

One of the photographs presented in the exhibition.  Photo: Courtesy of Yang Chunlan

One of the photographs presented in the exhibition. Photo: Courtesy of Yang Chunlan

Tracey L. Sweeney