The theme of this year’s festival is ‘the wind of time’ and it features visionary work from some of the world’s most renowned photographers. The striking images, from fashion shoots to food factories, can be seen at the Lianzhou Museum of Photography in southern China until 3 January 2019
Tucked away in a remote corner of southern China lies the small city of Lianzhou, the unlikely but charming host of a critically acclaimed annual celebration of photography. Now in its 14th year, the Lianzhou Foto festival, founded by the Chinese photography expert Duan Yuting in collaboration with the French curator François Cheval, was created to showcase the work of contemporary Chinese artists as well as renowned international photographers.
This year’s theme, “the winds of time”, is open to broad interpretation, attracting projects on social, political and environmental themes. The work of Erwin Blumenfeld, one of the most influential and experimental fashion photographers of the 20th century, provides a historical anchor for the event, which is being held at the Lianzhou Museum of Photography, China’s first publicly funded museum of its type.
When I embarked on this project, my instinctive reaction was to bring light to all the misunderstandings about food
An excessively one-sided approach to the subject of food is a barrier to real solutions.
It was a mess after the storm … there is no place for us to hold on to the world and dream of wealth
I was supported by a new mayor who wanted to make a cultural impact and regenerate a historic area of the city
Link : Vogue shoots and bike cemeteries: Lianzhou Foto festival 2018