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Photo exhibition on landscapes and people of Yunnan held in Kunming

By : InKunming | Published: 2012-December-18

Wu Jialin, who was born in Zhaotong City of Yunnan Province in 1942, is an internationally recognized documentary photographer. [Yunnan.cn]

A visitor takes photos at an exhibition entitled "Wu Jialin · Lincang" in Kunming, Yunnan Province. [Xinhua]

An 25-day exhibition of Wu Jialin's photographic works on southwest Yunnan's Lincang City was held in Kunming (No.27, Xiba Xinxun 西坝新村, Xiba Road 西坝路)on December 14.

Featuring the natural landscapes and people’s life of Lincang, the exhibition displayed a total of 35 pieces of Wu's works. Showing ordinary life of farmers in Lincang, it also aimed at revealing the simplicity of folk customs of the place.

After 3-months of shoot in 2010, Wu has recorded many landscapes of Lincang by his lens. Being different from landscape photography, works of Wu mainly focus on realistic look of people and life. Moreover, a picture album named "Wu Jialin-fairyland of Lincang" has been published.

Wu Jialin, who was born in Zhaotong City of Yunnan Province in 1942, is an internationally recognized documentary photographer. He started career of photography in 1968. In 1995, his photo album "People living in mountainous areas in Yunnan" was listed in the America's PHOTOGRAPHERS lexicon and in 1997, series of the photo album won the Mother Jones Documentary Award. Wu is the first Chinese photographer who won the award.

From 1989 to 2012, Wu's solo exhibitions were held at many festivals and in many places across the world, including the Paris Photo, the Houston International Photography Festival, the ICP, art museums of French, Brazil and many other cities in China. It is he who has led Yunnan's images to the world stage.

(Editors:Hyesung,Minnie Mao)

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