China: Pingyao International Photography Festival (part 3)


Once again the Pingyao International Photography Festival was a cultural event on a grand scale. It filled the ancient walled city with 332 exhibitions displayed in former factories, temples, historic buildings and civic gardens. In all 1,700 photographers hailing from 45 countries and regions presented over 13,000 images.

CDC presented an exhibition of Mexican photography organised especially for the festival by Alasdair Foster. Entitled ‘Ouroboros: a Mexican cycle’ it showcased the work of Pablo López Luz, Fernando Montiel Klint and Dulce Pinzón (more information here). The exhibition was well received by both local and international visitors and Pablo López Luz won the PIP International Award (more information here).

With a festival on such a scale, media interest was high. Below are a list of links to some of the coverage of PIP12 and the Mexican exhibition. Before that, we present a short slideshow to give something of the flavour of the festival.



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Unless indicated to the contrary, photos above are by Pablo López Luz, Fernando Montiel Klint and Alasdair Foster


Media Coverage

CCTV (China National Television)

A general news item on Pingyao International Photography Festival 2012

View here


A TV segment on ‘Ouroboros: a Mexican cycle’ by Li Sheng

[due to be broadcast early 2013]


Global Times (English Language edition)

An article in PIP12 including by Liao Danlin

Read here


Global Times (Chinese Language edition)

Interviews with Alasdair Foster, Pablo López Luz and Fernando Montiel Klint by Li Cheng

Read here (in Chinese)


PhotoWorld (magazine and online blog)

Interviews with Alasdair Foster, Pablo López Luz and Fernando Montiel Klint by Vivian Xie

View here (in English with Chinese subtitles)


CUCTV (online blog)

Online interview with Alasdair Foster by Wanli Ma

View here


Ouroboros the Book

A beautiful 60 page book is available for buy online. Published in full colour and with trilingual text (Chinese, English and Spanish) it is available in three formats:

As a printed book in either hard-back or soft-cover options

As an eBook for iPad

To buy your copy use the buttons above and follow the prompts.





Chinese Hat-trick: Pablo López Luz wins PIP international award

Taking Mexico to China: CDC presents ‘Ouroboros: a Mexican cycle’



Pingyao International Photography Festival 2011: CDC presents the work of creative duo Gerard O’Connor and Marc Wasiak from Melbourne.


Pingyao International Photography Festival 2010: a 20-artist exhibition curate by Alasdair Foster to mark the Australian Government’s Year of Australian Culture in China.

~~Pingyao International Photography Festival is a member of the Asia-Pacific Photo-Forum.

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