2008 Pingyao International Photography Festival
Since its inception in 2001, the Pingyao International Photography Festival had gone successfully through seven editions. Over the past seven years, as the well-known cultural brand and activity, the PIP had not only become an important stage of showcasing international photographic art and
In 2008, PIP continued its renovation through creating the “Pingyao Expo of Photographic Galleries” with the best avenue of 2000 square meters. Top domestic and international galleries were invited to attend the meeting. The expo has built a great platform in the photography field, connecting artists, collectors, critics, galleries and organizations as well as completing the photographic industry. These professionals were able to communicate and interact with each other in a highly effective way.
Over 12,000 images by photographers hailing from nearly 30 countries were exhibited at the 2008 PIP. Furthermore, there were also 130 solo exhibitions, 28 curated exhibitions, 62 galleries and organizations in the domestic category; and 19 solo exhibitions, 15 curated exhibitions and 6 galleries and organizations in the foreign category. Wonderful exhibitions were held at eight exhibition sections in the ancient city of
The annual PIP had been a large stage of opening up in Pingyao, so every year Pingyao country government planed and organized a series of regional activities to enrich the content of the PIP, to give the festival aura, and to amplify its synthetic effects. During the 2008 PIP, Pingyao’s regional activities included the 3rd Pingyao Investment and Trade Fair, Pingyao Recollection Photography Exhibition, Shanxi Development and Reform System Photo Exhibition, “Ink and Wash Pingyao” Chinese Ink Painting Academic Exhibition, Painting and Calligraphy Joint Exhibition, “Olympic Dragon” Earth Art Works Show (theatrical performance, dragon eye-painting ceremony and aerial photography), Gourmet Festival, Jinzhong Tourist Craftworks Exposition, China Pokers Collection Exhibition and Shanxi Merchants Folk-custom Performance.
Over the past seven years, with the development of Pingyao, the Pingyao International Photography Festival had made considerable headway. And Pingyao had gradually developed into an eye-catching platform of the world and