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Chinese Gallery Launches at photoeye.com




FotoFest International, Q-Image, China Hewlett Packard and photoeye.com are pleased to announce the launching of a new Internet platform for contemporary Chinese photography.

Thirty-four contemporary photographers from all parts of China have been selected for this gallery from the 278 Chinese photographers who participated in last year's MEETING PLACE FOTOFEST BEIJING 2006 (MPFB2006).

MPFB2006 was an unprecedented event in China bringing together many of China's best contemporary art photographers and 35 influential professionals from the art and editorial photography worlds in Europe, North America, China and Australia.

It was the first time a large number of contemporary photographers in China were able to meet and show work to a broad-based group of important international museum curators, commercial gallery owners, photography festival directors, editors, representatives of photo agencies, educators, and director/curators of artist spaces.

MPFB2006 was modeled on FotoFest's well-known portfolio review program, the biennial international Meeting Place in Houston, Texas. Photographers came to Beijing from all over China. For four days, the international reviewers met with Chinese photographers on a one-to-one basis, looked at their work and shared professional knowledge.

To organize Meeting Place FotoFest Beijing, FotoFest International teamed with Chinese organizers GAO Lei, photographer and founder of Q-Image, Beijing; Jimmy Chu, founder of Phoppies, Hong Kong; and Rebecca Li, Senior Marketing Communication Specialist from the Imaging & Printing Group, China Hewlett Packard. Additional support was provided by Chinese Photography Magazine.

The new Internet gallery, designed and hosted by photoeye.com, is the worldwide extension of MPFB2006 and a new partnership between Chinese and U.S. photography organizations, supported by China Hewlett Packard.

The 34 photographers shown in this gallery have been selected by the international reviewers at MPFB as being some of the most interesting artist/photographers they encountered in Beijing. Names and affiliations of the reviewers are available on the new gallery.

View the gallery and work at www.photoeye.com/fotofestbeijing.

For more information on the Meeting Place FotoFest Beijing 2006 event and pictures of the event itself go to www.fotofest.org/beijing.

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© Respective Artists, 2007. All rights reserved
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FotoFest Beijing Featured Artists
Works by thirty-four photographers were selected by the reviewers as among the most interesting seen at 2006 Meeting Place FotoFest Beijing. These photographs cover a broad range of categories from conceptual work to more traditional documentary photography recording the contrasts and changes between the old and new China.

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Reviewers Selected from Europe, North America, Australia and China
photo-eye's Director, Rixon Reed along with 34 others from around the world reviewed work over a period of four days. Here is the complete list of participating reviewers.

  • Fred Baldwin, Chairman and Co-founder, FotoFest, Houston, TX

  • Robert Blake,Educator/Professor, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

  • Krzysztof Candrowicz, Director, Lodz Photography Festival, Poland

  • Xavier Canonne, Director, Musee de la Photographie, Charlerol, Belgium

  • Huang Du, Curator and Art Critic, Beijing, China

  • Diana Edkins, Curator, Aperture Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

  • Burt Finger Co-founder / Co-director, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, TX

  • Alasdair Foster, Director and Curator, Australian Center of Photography, Sidney, Australia

  • Marie Fraser, Curator, Mois de le Photo a Montreal, Canada

  • An Ge, Curator, GuangDong Art Museum, GuangZhou, China

  • Chen Guangjun, Owner, 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing, China

  • Francois Hebel, Director, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France

  • Thomas Kellner, Photographer and Founder, Photographers Network, Siegen, Germany

  • Ekaterina Kondranina, Curator, Moscow House of Photography, Russia

  • Celina Lunsford, Director and Curator, Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Li Mei, Curator, Beijing, China

  • Yossi Milo, Founder and Curator, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

  • Alison Nordstrom, Curator, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

  • Sandra Phillips, Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

  • Alan Rapp, Photo Book Editor, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

  • Rixon Reed, Director, photo-eye, Santa Fe, NM

  • Johan Sjostrom, Curator, BildMuseet, Umea University, Sweden

  • Christopher Steele-Perkins, Photographer, Magnum Photos, London, UK

  • Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

  • Charles H. Traub, Photographer and Professor, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

  • Christoph Tannert, Director and Curator, Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Germany

  • Ricardo Viera, Director and Curator, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethleham, PA

  • Thom Vogel, Deputy Director/Curator, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY

  • Bas Vroege, Director, Paradox Project, Netherlands

  • Katherine Ware, Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadephia, PA

  • Wendy Watriss, Co-founder and Artistic Director/Curator, FotoFest, Houston, TX

  • Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX

  • Tim Wride, Curator, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • Gao Yufeng, Collector, Shanghai, China

  • Manfred Zollner, Editor and Writer, fotoMagazin, Hamburg, Germany
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    © Liu Li Jie, 2007. All rights reserved
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    VisualServer Technology used for Meeting Place FotoFest Beijing Gallery
    VisualServer, photo-eye's new website creation and content management system was used to produced the Meeting Place FotoFest Beijing gallery.

    The gallery was developed with a coordinated effort between Q-Image Labs in Beijing and photo-eye in Santa Fe, NM, with the support of FotoFest Houston. The design was selected from a slightly customized version of VisualServer's template 5. The background and font colors were changed to match the look and feel of what was desired.

    Q-Image was responsible for accumulating or producing the scans and working on the online portfolios. They logged into their VisualServer account, created portfolios for each artist, uploaded images, sequenced the work and added titles and other information. photo-eye then created text pages for the listing of reviewers along with the introduction using VisualServer's text editor. For the reviewers' page a table was easily added that allowed the information to be presented neatly in columns.

    The Meeting Place FotoFest Beijing Gallery at photoeye.com was an international effort and VisualServer was the key web-based solution that made it possible to produce this important gallery collaboratively from locations an ocean apart.

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