As we speak, a good-sized group of American curators and photographers are hanging work at the Lishui 14th International Photography Festival in China. The curatorial direction is "American Life". Yan Li and Wang Peiquan reviewed on behalf of the festival at Photolucida last spring, and many of the exhibiting participants were found at our reviews.
We are happy that many folks that have been part of Photolucida's programming are attending: photographers Jamie Gordon, Fran Forman, Noelle Swan Gilbert, Chris Churchill, Michael Kirchoff, Kirk Crippens, Ken Sklute, Andy Freeberg, Wendy Sacks, Aline Smithson...and curators Ellen Fleurov, Bob Morton, Ann Jastrab, Jennifer Schwartz, Crista Dix, Melanie McWhorter, David Bram...
We look forward to hearing your stories of cross-cultural communication, navigation of the international language of photography, the variety of interesting regional dishes sampled, and experiences visiting the Lishui WalMart!
Photo - From the 2009 Lishui Festival: Nine temples housed the exhibitions, Americans (Laura Moya, Desiree Edkins, Betsy Schneider, Sarah Wilson, Amy Miller) on the red carpet, curious spectators at Lori Vrba's exhibit.