What a privilege to be invited back to the Lishui Photo Festival this year. I was invited to go previously in 2013, with 7 other American photographers (read about our adventures here). This time I was invited on my own, to accompany my Skeleton in the Closet show, and to give a lecture.
The Lishui Museum of Photography had shown Skeleton in the Closet in January of this year; they were kind enough to submit it to the festival as well, and it was accepted. They showed 58 of the 75 pieces in the series, which looked great on the wall, translated into Chinese.
So along with thousands of other photographers and art enthusiasts, I came to Lishui for 6 days.
First pleasant surprise of the week: spending time with fellow Portlander Laura Valenti (of Photolucida). We had a great time walking, talking, and photographing the city together.
In addition to the Skeleton in the Closet show, I also helped organize a second exhibition. The 8 American photographers who were there in 2013 (me, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Jim Leisy, Susan Kae Grant, Bill Vaccaro, Clay Lipsky, Barbara Ciurej, and Ryan Zoglin) took a lot of pictures (of course), and we were able to show 5 images each in the 2015 Festival.
And finally, a few images I shot on the street around Lishui: