So, the reason I get an automated out of office reply everytime I email our wonderful director this week is because Laura's among the US curators who were invited to attend and put together shows for the Lishui Photo Festival:
Laura Moya, Paula Tognarelli, Carol McCusker, Crista Dix, Eric J. Keller, Evan Mirapaul, Ellen Boughn, Jason Houston, Brooks Jensen, and Taj Forer were all invited to attend.
Also, among the photographers invited from the US:
Ernie Button, Joni Sternbach, Mitch Dobrowner, Douglas Ethridge, Catharine Stebbins, Rich Scott, Rita Maas, Betsy Schneider, Susan Lakin, Mark Tomkins, Cyrus Karimipour, David Wolf, Stan Raucher, Karen & Stephen Strom, Loli Kantor, Rick Scott, Mark Tomkins, Mark Jaremko, Sarah Hadley, Jonathan Lipkin, Philipp Scholz Ritterman, Charles Rozier, Mary Parisi, Mariette Pathy Allen, Carol Isaak
Connections with these people came from meetings at Photolucida’s Reviews with Mr. Wang Yue and Yan Li from Pingyao International Photography Festival.
Laura has curated two exhibitions at Lishui out of work she's come across through our programs:
Congrats to all. Hope you're having a blast. Hopefully you'll all send pictures so we can post them here.
ooh... and special thanks to Sean Justice, whose non-profit Scanning China Project has been incredibly helpful for all of these folks in planning their trips.