Photography Makes Geographical Distance Closer
A photographic exhibition "Images Tell the World--Splendid Chinese Culture", jointly organized by China Photographers' Association and the Malta Institute of Professional Photography, supported by the China Cultural Centre in Malta, was officially kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 13 at the Magazzino, Valletta Waterfront.
In his opening address, the Chinese ambassador Zhang Keyuan spoke highly of the frequent cultural exchanges between China and Malta over the past years. He said that photography has made the geographical distance between the two countries closer. He expressed the hope that the photography exhibition will further enhance the cultural exchanges between China and Malta as well as the cultural dialogue and interaction between cultures. Ambassador Zhang also called on Chinese photographers to capture amazing moments in the cultural and the artistic events, the folk customs and festivities as well as the breath-taking landscape of Malta.
Dr. Clyde Puli, the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sport, who attended the ribbon cutting, expressed his warm welcome to a 5-member group of CPA, headed by Mme. Gu Liqun, the Deputy Secretary-General of CPA. He pointed out that photography, as a universal language, is a powerful medium to enhance cultural understanding between peoples. He commented highly the people-to-people photographic exchanges and wished that the Maltese public can get to know more about China through the exhibition.
The exhibition is themed on the World Heritage Sites of China. With more than 70 pictures of the various heritage sites, Chinese photographers express their appreciation and love of these World Heritages through their lenses. The photographs are also brilliant combination of photographic art and the idea of "harmony between man and nature"-- an essential part of traditional Chinese culture.
As organizers of the exhibition, Mr. Gu Hongxing, Director of China Cultural Centre, CPA, and MIPP lead by Mr. Kevin Casha who also attended and spoke at the opening, met earlier and discussed possibilities of cooperation in the future.
The exhibition will be on from October 13 to 24 in Malta, following its successes in France, Vietnam, the USA, South Africa, Kenya and Italy. The exhibition will be later on featured in Portugal.