China Pingyao International Photography Festival is the oldest and largest photography exhibition in China.
In 2004 the theme of the PIP is “civilization and development”. Art photography and documentary photography, as the main styles of the exhibition, bring out the best in each other. Shanxi photographer MaYimin’s ancient mural pictures in the photography exhibition impose great influence upon the whole world. French famous magazine PHOTO printed 500,000 more supplements to 79 countries and districts around the world. The magazine made a detailed introduction to Pingyao and PIP Festival, by which PIP further upgrades its authority and artistic charm.
In 2005 the mascot of PIP Festival – Pingping and Yaoyao came into being. The theme of
This year is to commemorate the 60th anniversary of china anti-Japan war and the world anti-fascist war and to embody the history progress and rich achievements of human peace. On November 2005 PIP is recognized as One of the Most Important International Festivals in China.
On the opening ceremony of the best selection photography exhibition in the UN in 2006, Secretary General Kofi Annan came in person and signed for PIP; meanwhile diplomatic envoys from more than 60 countries and 3 deputy secretary-generals of the UN attended the opening ceremony. PIP also held press conferences and exhibitions in French, German, Japanese, Belgian European Union Headquarters, India, and Peru etc. The influence of PIP extended from international photography to the whole world.
In 2007 many famous photographers and agencies have come to Pingyao with their excellent exhibitions, including Robert Frank、Marc Riboud、Alfred Wertheimer、Robert Pledge、David Burnet、Carline Cole，and Contact Images, America PPA Photographer Association, German BFF Photographer Association, GAMA Image, National Geography, etc.
In 2008the new focus will be galleries and agencies. The best exhibition area, 2,000 square meters, will be allocated to the 40 galleries and agencies; therefore, galleries will not _disibledevent="kLink">art works through the exhibition, but also exchange ideas with other outstanding agencies.
We sincerely invite you and your excellent exhibitions to come to PIP, and to share the precious occasion with us, and with all the artists.
Address: Executive Committee of 2008 PIP Festival, the 5th floor of Foreign Bookstore Office Building, No. 12, Fuxi Street, Taiyuan, Shanxi, P.R. China of PIP
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People in charge: Liu Xiaoxia (Amy Liu)