The 15th China Pingyao International Photography Festival
With the theme of ¡°Home & Dream¡± , the 15th China Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP) showed 483 exhibitions and 17827 images from 30 different countries and districts.
There are 15 key words throughout the whole exhibitions in this year tthat selected from 246 alternative keywords proposed by 72 domestic and foreign photographers, curators and critics, i.e. ¡°diversity, amalgamation, innovation, cellphone photography, landscape, change, authenticity, photography festival, communion, internationalization, new photography, curation, beyond boundaries, life, fragmentization¡±, which presented the comprehensive understanding of global phenomenon of contemporary photography in Pingyao.
The curator system was selected in this exhibition. Under the academic theme of "Photography in contemporary", curators discussed the contemporary photography based on the current. There are some representative exhibitions such as "Women¡¯Show", "World of black and White", "DUANG" and so on.
The Outstanding Curators "Pegasus Award" of Chinese Photographers¡¯ Association¡¢Training Fund Award for New Chinese Photographers¡¢Lifetime Achievement Award of Chinese photography are new awards in this year which received widely attention of photographers and curators.
The PIP organized 5 open classes in September for 10 hours, 10 lectures on photography, 2 photography acdamic forums and 2 nights of slide with 8 groups, a total of 3000 photography enthusiasts has benefited.
The members of 2015 PIP review committee given praise for the works of this exhibition. The different schools, times, ideas of this exhibition stimulate a wide range of shocks and constitute both traditional and innovative photography festival.