The third Photography Education Program Ethnic Minority Photography Exhibition opened at the China Millennium Monument in Beijing on Saturday and will run through Oct 27.
The exhibition is among the activities at Photo Beijing 2019. It shows photographic works taken by ethnic minority students from primary and junior-senior high schools through the National Photography Education Program founded by the Beijing Commonweal Photography Association. The works reflect folk customs and the fight for poverty relief in the students' hometowns, which is a tribute to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Yang Yuanxing, the executive chairman of the organizing committee of Photo Beijing 2019 and chairman of the China Artistic Photography Society said the National Photography Education Program will help encourage youngsters from China's ethnic minority groups to find out, record and inherit precious cultural traditions of their ethnicities from their own perspectives.
Xu Hongxu, the initiator of the National Photography Education Program, donated cameras, projectors and computers to schools involved in the program, held many photography exhibitions and published many photo albums for students over the past three years.
Wei Guoyan, a student from the Shui nationality, whose photographic work won the silver award at the Silk Road Youth International Photography Competition, said that she first encountered photography three years ago when the National Photography Education Program team came to her hometown. Since then, she has enjoyed photography.
"The world is not lacking in beauty, but lacks the eyes to discover beauty. It is photography that reminds me of the beauty of the world. It is the National Photography Education Program that leads me to success," she said,
The exhibition is sponsored by the China Culture Promotion Association and People's Photography Newspaper.
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