A series of outstanding street photography works of China which have been picked by several of China’s prominent photographers are now on display in Beijing’s 789 Art Zone, or Dashanzi Art District. Whether you just want to get a glimpse of what China looks like nowadays, or you are truly a street photography lover, the exhibition will offer you much more than you expected.
Themed “From outsider to insider”, the works on display were picked through a photography competition which was organized by Tuchong, one of China’s online photography communities, and the first one in China featuring street photography. Launched in April this year, the competition attracted more than 20,000 participants, who are mostly amateurs but could get guidance during the process.
Concluded recently, the competition selected 10 best street photographers of the year and some of their works have been picked for the exhibition.
Yan Zhigang, the planner of the competition, said during the Exhibition Opening and Awards Ceremony on November 12 that while photographers are encouraged to show their unique photography language without getting limited to one style, they are also inspired to express both subjective and objective feelings about the world without being restrained.
Masato Seto, a Japanese–Thai photographer, was invited as one of the tutors for the competition. Yan said he hopes not only more Chinese photography lovers but also foreigners can join the competition, so that we can see China through an expat’s eye which has a different cultural background. The competition is expected to be held annually, Yan said.
Information about the exhibition:
Duration: 12 November 2016 ——22 November 2016
Address: Inter Art Center/Gallery
Sevenstar Main Street, 798 Art Zone, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing
Contact: ＋86-10-5978 9029
Following are some street snaps of China by the 10 best photographers of the competition.
Due to copyright, above photos are screenshots of the photographers’ works published on Tuchong.com.