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First China (Zhangjiajie) World Heritage Photography Exhibition

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The 1st China (Zhangjiajie) World Heritage Photography Exhibition is inaugurated. (Photo/Yang Huafeng)


The first World Heritage Photography Exhibition opened in Zhangjiajie, Hunan, on November 16. During the 7-day event, several activities will be organized, including an unveiling ceremony of Chen Fuli’s bronze statue; a China-Italy dialogue on natural heritage sites; three photography lectures; an awarding ceremony; and, a photography training camp.


Launched in last December, the event has drawn attentions from photographers and shutterbugs around the world. Nearly 10,000 participants submitted more than 45,800 works. Among these, 100 photos and 15 multimedia works shot at 88 world heritage sites in 33 countries and regions were chosen for this event; more than 350 photos taken at 120 natural sites around the world are presented at the World Heritage Site Photography Exhibition; more than 4,500 photos taken by over 450 photographers are exhibited at an exhibition themed “culture and life: you, me, and him/her amid epidemic”; and, more than 170 photos of 15 invited photographers are displayed at the renowned photographers exhibition.


The Zhangjaijie Natural Heritage Photography Training Camp is launched. (Photo/Yang Huafeng)


Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary-General and chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), extended congratulations in written form.


In recent years, Zhangjaijie has taken efforts in improving ecological environment. Its air quality ranked first among Hunan’s cities during the first ten months. It has been reputed as a national forest city, and provincial garden city. It was titled China’s “city with beautiful landscape” and “outstanding city in green development” in 2019, and listed as one of the top ecologically competitive city in China in 2020.


Visitors at the photography exhibition. (Photo/Yang Huafeng)


During the event, Zhangjiajie’s Wulingyuan Scenic Area and Italy’s Dolomites will be presented at the international dialogue on world natural heritages. Wulingyuan and Italy’s Belluno city agreed to establish cultural and tourism cooperation ties.


Consul General of Italy in Guangzhou Lucia Pasqualini remarked that, Italy and China embrace the most UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world. “This exhibition links the world heritages in China with those in Italy, to present an eye-opening tour for the visitors,” she said.


The exhibition is guided by the National Commission of China for UNESCO and the International Mountain Tour Alliance (IMTA), and hosted by the China Photographers Association and the Zhangjiajie Municipal People’s Government. Twelve themed sub-exhibitions will be held, such as He Long in Yan’an, centenary Dayong (ancient name of Zhangjiajie since the Ming Dynasty), and memories in Zhangjiajie’s Nanmenkou. More than 6,800 photos will be exhibited.


This article is from Hunan Provincial Government www.enghunan.gov.cn.

Translator: Pang Yuehui

Chinese source: hn.chinanews.com