2012 Pingyao International Photography Festival
The 12th Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP) is a great success not only in exhibiting contents and form but also in the scale. With the theme of “Returning and Exceeding”, this event has attracted 1,700 international and domestic photographers from 45 countries and regions. There are above 13,000 images at 332 exhibitions. The PIP adopts various forms of exhibition, such as academic exhibition, reporting exhibition for subsidizing award, mobile phone photo exhibition, college exhibition, invitation exhibition and homage exhibition. “Country Exhibition Hall”, “Open Class in September” and “PIP Library” debuts in the festival, which will perfectly highlight the level of professionalization and diversity for the PIP. The 1st Pingyao Old Photo and Photographic Equipment Fair has created a precedent of freely folk trade at the art market in Pingyao. Specially, Josef Koudelka’s classic works and social life exhibition with a theme each year have been welcomed by the audience.
Pingyao International Photography Festival has featured its internationalism, professionalism and diversity. The Organizing Committee of PIP rebuilds the Diesel Factory, main exhibition area, and makes proper use of the resource of exhibition area, which will not only form the distinguishing feature of PIP but also bring the festival more in line with the international practice.