African exhibits take spotlight at the 2022 FIAP World Photographers Conference in China

The 2022 FIAP World Photographers Conference opened in Lishui on November 17, 2022. The conference was jointly organised by the International Federation of Photographic Arts (FIAP) and the Lishui Municipal People’s Government, under the guidance of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the China Photographers Association and the Department of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee.

(TOP: Smiling children from Gatumba village in Burundi, one of the villages under the Africa-China cooperation project called ‘Access to satellite TV for 10,000 African villages’).

The key exhibition of the World Photography Conference – ‘City of the World‘ – runs from November 17 to December 15, 2022 at the Lishui Art Museum and Lishui Museum in Zhejiang Province. The exhibition was open to the world to collect the most representative works of cities from all over the world, displaying 548 works from 215 cities in 73 countries (regions) taken by 252 photographers and organisations. The seven African-themed photographs selected by StarTimes were displayed on the exhibition, showing the charm of Africa vividly for the audience.

Victoria Falls 

The exhibition is divided into thematic sections on ‘cities and people’,’ cities and culture’,’ urban development’ and ‘urban margins’, presenting the most representative cities of the East and West through a rich variety of art forms such as documentary, creative, conceptual and pictorial, reflecting the urban space, human history, social life and natural ecology of various countries around the world.

Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix de Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast 

The African-themed photography works selected by StarTimes were taken by Li Chao, the Group’s full-time photographer, during his travels in various African countries. The shutter framed the innocent smiling faces in the school of Gatumba village in Burundi and the concentration of children watching Chinese movies in Congo (Brazzaville); the camera drone witnessed the marvelousness of the first cathedral in Africa in Côte d’Ivoire; the gathering of the Kibera community in Kenya was recorded from the view on plane; the afterglow of the dusk of the Indian Ocean in Tanzania was touched with the lens; the winding Victoria Falls at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe was presented with the picture; the tranquility before sunset in the capital of Madagascar was sealed with the photo.

View of Zanzibar in Tanzania on a postcard

The world’s top photographic talents, high-end photographic products and advanced photographic technologies converge in Lishui to discuss the development trend of photography, comprehensively demonstrate the innovation of the industry and share the achievements of technological development in a diversified manner. This year’s conference will comprehensively showcase the achievements of photography art and technology development around the world, promote global photography art creation, education and research, technology application enhancement, and cultural communication around the world.


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