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More than 4,000 photographers to attend Pingyao Int’l Photography Festival

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The organising committee of the 19th Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP), on Wednesday announced that more than 4,000 photographers from 31 countries and regions of the world are expected to attend the fiesta.

The event which was scheduled for Sept. 19 to Sept. 25 will see more than 12,000 artworks from around the world at one of China’s best-preserved ancient towns, in the northern province of Shanxi.

There will be a total of 628 exhibitions held during the festival, featuring nearly 5,000 works from students around the globe.

Russian photographer Vladimir Vyatkin, who has won multiple World Press Photo awards, will also attend the event.

Launched in 2001, the annual PIP festival has been running for 19 years.

The festival is not only an event for photographers of all skill levels, from the novice to the seasoned photographer, but is also a rare event for those simply interested in photography. This includes both curiosity-driven local residents and tourists from far and wide, both within and outside of China.

In addition, a number of academic activities – from forums to conferences to training courses to special workshops – will be held during the festival.

A special feature for photographers at the Pingyao International Photography Festival is that the arrangers of the festival maintain a staff of about 20 professional photographers to greet newcomers and show them around.

Not surprisingly, the festival has a great buzz filled with excitement, especially for photographers.

Established in 2001, the Pingyao International Photography Festival has been running for more than 15years and just seems to get bigger and better with each passing year.

It attracts the works of increasing numbers of serious photographers from around the world, as well as from renowned and lesser-known photographers from the four corners of China itself. (Xinhua/NAN)

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