The Diane Dammeyer Initiative team from Columbia College Chicago delivered a youth photography program in China as part of the 19th Pingyao International Photography Festival. The three-day workshop was lead by Prof Peter Fitzpatrick and included four Columbia College Chicago alumni as creative mentors.
The youth were from the Pingyao Modern Engineering Technical School who are taught by photographer and teacher Liu Jianjia. The twenty-seven students explored the Ancient City of Pingyao using street photography and portrait techniques. The eighty photographs presented on this webpage is a small sample of the 10,800 photographs captured during the workshop.
The Chinese students had the opportunity to study and visually respond to some of the photographs capture by American students from previous Diane Dammeyer Initiative youth projects. It is hoped that by sharing photographs will each other the young photographers can appreciate the similarities they are presented with in everyday life and discover the unique cultural treasures of their international peers.
The Photographers: 梁志宏liangzhihong, 闫斌yanbin, 郭虹凯guohongkai, 郝继荣haojirong, 郑晓宇zhengxiaoyu,
赵雪静zhaoxuejing, 赵佳敏zhaojiamin, 裴峰妍peifengyan, 薛雍金xueyonjin, 胡蓉国hurongguo, 胡增贵huzenggui,
王淑慧wangshuhui, 王江峰wangjiangfeng, 王星刚wanxinggang, 段思羽duansiyu, 梁志宏liangzhihong, 李昕lixin,
李文鹏liwenpeng, 李丹lidan, 张锦麒zhangjinqi, 张金珍zhangjinzhen, 张誉zhangyu, 张照花zhangzhaohua,
左程鸿zuochenghong, 任宏萍renhongping, 任华杰renhuajie, 乔晨宁qiaochenning, 乔国胜qiaoguosheng.
This workshop received additional support from the Pingyao International Photography Festival organizers, Canon USA and the creative team from Eyes on Main Street Inc.