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We are delighted to announce a new member of Photography of China’s team: Ling Lin 林铃. Born in China, Ling is a creative marketer and an entrepreneur currently based between The Netherlands and Spain. With a great passion for photography, she pursued further studies in Photography at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and incorporated photography into her entrepreneurial venture. Ling is the Co-founder and Director of contemporary fashion platform Acreati.
“If you want to understand the British story in China, you have to understand Robert Hart's contribution.” Robert Bickers, Professor of History, University of Bristol
Commissioned by Robert Bickers at the University of Bristol, ‘For China and the World’ explores the forgotten history of Britain in China from the 1850s to the early 1900s through the life of Sir Robert Hart, head of the Chinese Maritime customs for nearly 50 years. Filmed in Shanghai and Hart’s native Northern Ireland, the 30-minute HD film charts the turbulent beginning to China’s “Century of Humiliation”.
Producer Jeremy Routledge
Produced by Calling the Shots http://callingtheshots.co.uk/
Sarah Mei Herman explores relationships and intimacy between people. She recently won the American Vintage Photography Prize at Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography for her project created in Xiamen.
The Chinese fashion photographer Kiki Xue exhibits his works in Paris at Galerie Hors-Champs between 04 May and 17 June 2018.
If you are in the South of France, don’t miss the Festival Boutographies, where Patrick Wack’s “Out West” photographic series is currently exhibited. In this series, Wack has intertwined a romantic vision of the Xinjiang region with the American Far-West.
Boutographies : rencontres photographiques de Montpellier
Until 27 May 2018
Pavillon Populaire, Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, Montpellier (France)
China’s most well known graffiti artist Zhang Dali has used cyanotype to return to the fundamentals of photography, light and light sensitive materials to render an image. His works alongside delicate white marble sculptures are currently exhibited at Pékin Fine Arts in Beijing (exhibition "Monumental Nature" until 20 May, 2018).
The very first films of China present a surprising variety of daily life during the last decade of the Qing Dynasty. Shot by amateur foreign cameramen, they show the bustling street life of Shanghai’s Nanjing Road in 1900, and more intimate vignettes of ordinary Chinese in their homes and at work. These first fleeting images are part of a unique collection of early films at the British Film Institute (BFI), covering every facet of Chinese life from the time of the Boxer Rebellion to the Communist victory in 1949.
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Firmin Laribe was a French amateur photographer and military officer, a guard commander of the French Legation active in Beijing around the years 1904 and 1910.
"Photography isn't my main job, it is just a hobby of mine." Li Huaifeng, 2018.
Li Huaifeng's photo of a simple scene taken in North China's Shanxi Province is amongst winning images from the 61st World Press Photo Contest. He was awarded third prize in the contest's People category.
Two brothers live in a traditional yaodong (‘kiln cave’), carved into a hillside on the Loess Plateau in central China. The earth-lined walls have good insulating properties, enabling residents to survive cold winters. The yaodong is one of the earliest housing types in China, dating back more than 2,000 years. The Loess Plateau in the upper and middle reaches of the Yellow River, is approximately the size of France.The loess soil—fine, mineral-rich, wind-blown silt, accumulated over centuries—is hundreds of meters thick in some places, and the numbers of yaodong run into millions. The loess not only keeps the dwellings warm in winter, but also cool in summer. The brothers, who are both unmarried, have lived in this yaodong for most of their lives.
About Li Huaifeng:
Li Huaifeng, born in 1968, a native of Shandong Province and former Yanzhou Tobacco Factory. He started to study photography in 2011 and joined the China Photographers Association (CPA) in 2014. In recent few years, he has been focusing on humanities documentary photography in areas such as Daliangshan, Tibet and Ningxia in Sichuan and has made numerous photographic works.
More information: www.worldpressphoto.org