2004 Pingyao International Photography Festival
The 2004 Pingyao International Photography Festival was held in Pingyao, Shanxi, China from September 16-22, 2004. And more than 8,850 images by 426 photographers from 23 countries and regions were exhibited at over 180 exhibitions. Highlighting the theme of “Civilization & Development,” the PIP showcased the evolution of human civilization through exhibitions of China, India, Egypt, Babylon, and Peru. Egyptian, Peruvian and French Embassies in China gave strong backing to the PIP. Hachette Filipacchi Media Group France, Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited and China Mobile Communications Corporation joined in the PIP for the first time, adding new flavor and vigor to the PIP. The Pingyao International Photography Museum created sculptures of Ansel Adams (USA) and Jiang Qisheng (China), exhibited and housed their works. 51 agreements on photo trades had been reached among photographers and photo agencies. The Organizing Committee of the PIP respectively held press conferences in Europe and Asia.
Hachette Filipacchi Media Group of France, a publishing giant, cooperated for the first time with the Organizing Committee to hold “ELLE (China) Fashion Photography Contest;” Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited, a world famous media multinational enterprise, sponsored “Phoenix Cup China Contemporary Excellent Albums Contest;” and China Mobile Communications Corporation also launched “2004 China Mobile Cup Outstanding Photographers Prize.”