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Photographers from over 40 countries visit Qufu

2017/8/10 17:16:46   source:sdchina.com

A group of 330 foreign photographers arrived at Qufu, the birthplace of Confucius, on August 10, 2017, where they will take a close look at the charm of Oriental culture. They came to Shandong to participate in the 5th FIAP Photo Meeting, which is scheduled to be held in Shandong from August 8 to 14.

The photographers are from 42 countries and regions including the US, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Holand, New Zealand, South Korea, etc.

The FIAP Photo Meeting, renowned as “the Olympic of Photography” has been held successfully in Italy, Greece, Indonesia and Cuba since 2007. This is the first time that the event takes place in China.

As an important birthplace of Chinese civilization and the home of Confucian Culture, Jining has witnessed the development and inheritance of Confucian Culture. In Jining, photographers will visit the Confucian Mansion, Confucian Temple and the Cemetery of the Confucian Family and record the ancient buildings, profound cultural deposits and colorful folk arts through their camera.

Besides Qufu, the photographers will travel to 7 other cities in Shandong. Taking this opportunity, Shandong is going to show the world its picturesque natural scenery, splendid Qilu culture and its significant social and economic achievements.

A host of exhibitions and cultural activities is set tol be held during the 5th FIAP Photo Meeting, which is expected to make Shandong more influential internationally.

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