Pearl River Times 2017-04-01
The opening of 2016 “Boqi Cup” Chinese Creative Photographic Exhibition was held in Guang-fo Future Town in Dali town. The new “Boqi Cup” was officially launched.
Born in Dali, Nanhai, Guangdong, Zou Boqi was a physicist and scholar in the Qing Dynasty. When he was 17 years old, Zou started to learn about optics. He invented camera and designed photographic mapping method in 1844. Thus, he was called “the father of Chinese camera”. The Photographic Equipment(摄影之器记)written by Zou in 1845 became the earliest photographic literature in the world. To commemorate the important contribution made by Zou, the Chinese pioneer of modern science, the “Chinese photographic hometown” Dali was founded and “Boqi Cup” Chinese Creative Photographic Exhibition was held since 2011.
There are 10 annual “creative photographers” and 29 sets of exhibited works in three aspects, including advertisement photography, creative photography and comprehensive creativity. There are two ways to collect works, self-recommendation and master recommendation. A recommendation committee is composed of 49 experts from different fields of advertisement, media, education and creative industry. In five months’ time, a number of excellent works have been collected from photographers of different industries from all over the nation.
Hundreds of exhibited works and themed works of the creative photographic exhibition will be shown to the public for free till April 10th in Jiulong Park, Dali. The host also held the new book premiere of Boqi Cup 2016 Chinese Creative Photographic Yearbook, collecting excellent creative themed photographic works of national photography industry last year.
In addition, the 2017 “Boqi Cup” Chinese Creative Photographic Exhibition also officially began to soliciting contribution works. Taking the photographic exhibition as the core, the new “Boqi Cup” will integrate “Internet plus” to set up microfilm unit and mobile phone creative unit, holding high-quality online and offline supporting activities so as to gather more excellent creative photographic resources.
Nowadays, “Boqi Cup” Chinese Creative Photographic Exhibition has become one of the important photographic academic brands. It is not only a photographic exhibition, but also a small “creative photographic art festival”, promoting the cultural brand of “Chinese Boqi, Creative Dali”.