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New Balenciaga ad, 'an insult to tastes of Chinese people'

French fashion brand Balenciaga launched a new series of bags for Chinese Valentines' Day on August 25, but the promotional images for the limited series has not received a warm welcome from Chinese netizens as expected. Instead, it angered thousands who post online saying they feel the photos are behind the times and just a perfunctory effort on behalf of the brand.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 14:53:40

Project of recording Tibetan billboards and street signs attracts interest on Chinese social media

A plan aimed at preserving the beauty of traditional Tibetan calligraphy by photographing old-style billboards and notices on streets in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has captured the attention of netizens on Chinese social media in May.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 17:23:41

US wildlife photographer Peter Beard passes away at age 82

Peter Beard, the influential photographer renowned for his wildlife shots, was found dead after going missing several weeks ago. He was 82 years old.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/21 16:18:40

Chinese photographer from Xinjiang: I want to show how cool Xinjiang is

Unibrows, henna and colorful long dresses, as well as the clothing worn by herders, all of these common attires demonstrating the regional characteristics of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have become a major fashion trend for a young Chinese photographer born in the region.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/20 23:54:04

National Geographic 130th anniversary exhibition comes to Beijing

In 2018, National Geographic celebrated its 130th anniversary. Now, an exhibition of classic photos from these 130 years is coming to Beijing in March.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 16:48:40

Photo exhibition to kick off in Toronto, Canada to celebrate 70th anniversary of founding of People's Republic of China

A photo exhibition will open in Toronto on December 7 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, announced the Canada-China Elite Think Tank Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/1 17:08:39

Albania's capital hosts Tirana Photo Festival 2019

Tirana Photo Festival 2019 kicked off in the Albanian capital on Tuesday evening at the National Historical Museum with a photo exhibition and a contest with the theme of "promoting Albania's cultural and natural heritages through photography."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/9 15:13:40

Chen Man, China's shinning star in photography

Under the red light of a fire, a woman with long hair holding a sharp sward looks straight on with penetrating expression, ready to take to battle. The photo is the work of Chen Man, China's answer to US portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz, for the upcoming Disney film Mulan and shows off the courageous character of the heroin Hua Mulan.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 18:36:20

Snapped up: Pre-wedding photo industry booms in China

A happy couple exchange a kiss for the camera, the bride in a white off-the-shoulder dress holding a delicate bouquet, the groom in matching white suit, standing together on a green lawn lined with pink blossoms.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/21 16:13:40

'Abstraction(s)' exhibition kicks off at Song Art Museum in Beijing

A new exhibition, titled Abstraction(s), opened at the Song Art Museum in Beijing on Saturday. The exhibition gathers artworks by 13 artists from home and abroad to show the development of abstract painting over the past 100 years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 16:43:40

Chinese artist uses Photoshop skills to help couples become childhood sweethearts

In a pale white photo, a little girl with a ponytail dressed in a coat much too big for her smiles like sunshine, revealing a few missing baby teeth. On her right side, a little boy closely leans on the girl. He looks very shy, staring at the camera with a slight smile.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 17:48:40

Qinghai Province introduces itself to Bulgaria

Over 200 photos and traditional handicrafts were on display at the Touching the Magic of Qinghai exhibition held at the Confucius Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 19:28:42

China tourism-themed photography contest kicks off in NYC

A photo and video contest themed on tourism in China kicked off in New York City on Friday, aiming to introduce more distinctive Chinese cultural elements and tourist attractions to the rest of the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/27 15:03:36

Photography exhibition delving into China's reform and opening-up held in Hanoi

A photo exhibition of China's reform and opening-up was held on Tuesday in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 17:07:14

Vogue's new Asian model arouses controversy in China

US fashion magazine Vogue's post of a Chinese model on Instagram got slammed by some Chinese netizens, who claimed the magazine is denigrating the Asian model. However, others called for understanding and to respect diversity.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/4 19:21:56

Village art festival in Hunan Province pays tribute to migrant workers

Migrant workers posed with 50 photographs showcasing the lives of workers at an event held on Saturday at the annual Beautiful Village art festival in Huaihua, Central China's Hunan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/10 19:58:39

New photography exhibition in Beijing shows off 'Splendid China'

Photography exhibition, Splendid China, officially kicked off with an opening ceremony at Beihai Park in Beijing on Monday. The exhibition, which aims to show "contemporary China and its traditional cultural development," features 70 photos selected from 17,000 works submitted by photographers and another 20 commissioned photos from renowned professional photographers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/18 18:43:40

Photo exhibition in Belgium pays tribute to Chinese labour corps of WWI

In the run-up to the centenary of the end of the First World War, an exhibition paying tribute to Chinese labour corps was held Friday in the Belgian city of Bruges, 100 km northwest of Brussels.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/10 12:07:28