On September 16th through the 22nd, the Pingyao International Photography Festival will take place in the ancient city of Pingyao, Shanxi province, China. PIPF is a huge celebration of the art of photography that has attracted the top photographers from all around the world. It's a week of workshops, presentations, lectures, and gallery browsing, all set in the 3000 year old surroundings of Pingyao, a historical city protected for the ages.
This years festival will feature presentations by Frank Fournier, James Nachtwey, Rene Burri, Danny Lyon, Jae-hyun Seok, and many others from all over the world. Seventeen Chinese art schools will also be attending, along with several photo agencies.
The Chinese art school I am attending, the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, shall be attending with 6 students, myself included, showing their works. We will also be there to talk about our photos along side our peers.Pingyao International Photography Festival website Sample photos from the exhibition Exhibition contents
Make an effort to be there because this is the big one.