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DIPE FOR TEN YEARS, REMAIN TRUE TO OUR ORIGINAL ASPIRATION

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MR. BAO LIHUI, ART DIRECTOR OF DALI INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION (DIPE)

PHOTOHello, Mr. Bao Lihui! As Art Director of previous DIPEs, would you please talk about the concepts and ideas to plan the 8th Dali International Photography Exhibition (DIPE)?

Bao LihuiSince its first exhibition in 2009, DIPE has experienced a 10-year course of development; over the past decade, we've always kept the original faith of "Seeing the World from Photography and Dali in Collection" to build the DIPE brand and platform, and till now, it has fully escalatedsuccessfully into "A "csa-expo" in the photography field, and a platform forcultural exchanges of One Belt and One Road", and meantime carried the artistic value, humanistic value, economic value and social value.

This year, the 8th DIPE will still stay true to the mission, be committed to promoting the development of photography collection, and truly embody the values of photography, so as to provide the more domestic photographers with a platform to learn, grow and show themselves, and build an exchange channel geared to international standards. Meanwhile, with the video art, the social and economic development may be boosted to the extent that the art and economy need to leverage each other, which is one of the important ways the video art has flourished. Besides, this DIPE will, in various forms, explore the development road of photographic art.

Among those numerous ways of boosting the development of photographic art, it is particularly important to promote the photography collection. Seemingly photography trading, the photography collection has in fact more represented the public's cognitions to and attitudes towards the photographic value. When it comes to the "photography collection" at home in most cases, we may always think it's of very high threshold; in fact, that's not true, since our cognation to the photographic value still remains in those top artists and professional collectors at the pinnacle of the pyramid. Just like the "Pyramidal Theory" I've always advocated, we further need to focus on the public and collectors at the pyramid base. Only in this way can we build a good photography collection system, and also let those photographers, collectors and the public at the pyramid

base have more chances to become professional collectors and artists at the pinnacle of the pyramid. Moreover, the 8th DIPE is expecting to bring together international authorities, explore in all dimensions the value of photography, and change the public perception, so that the photographic art may walk into thousands of households, thereby improving China's photography collection market and facilitating the development of photographic art.

For this reason, the 8th DIPE is themed at "Life Is Elsewhere - All- inclusive and All Share", "All-inclusive" means that the photographic art embraces all living things, with varied views, embodying the DIPE concept of "Seeing the World from Photography". "All Share" has, based on DIPE's concept of "Seeing Dali in Collection", committed to promoting the perfection and development of China photography works market including the photography collection, so that the photographic art may walk into thousands of households. The 8th DIPE will show us international, professional, excellent and mature photography works, and share the photographic value with the public.

PHOTOBased upon such a curator concept, what wonderful exhibitions and activities in this DIPE are worthy of our attention?

Bao LihuiThis DIPE can be described as a gathering of highlights, and hold numerous forums and summits around the value of photography, in which the 3rd DIPE Roundtable has focused on and discussed the value of photography, and Presidents of all confederate states will attend and exchange views on "DIPE International Photography Festival President Association"; besides, we've further invited Mr. Charles Jin, the biggest Chinese collector & Chairman of the Board of SIPA China, Mr. Stephen Evans, Executive Chairman of FotoFest, and Ms. Lu Ni, Curator of Xie Zilong Photography Museum, to deliver their keynote speeches, and there will be even more photography authorities at present. Other forums and seminars include lectures on Ancient Photography Techniques, by Aviation Photography Association, and on Photography Copyright and Digital Assets, etc., covering all aspects of video art, and providing you with

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professional photography exchanges.

In the meantime, this DIPE will further add a large Photography Book Fair, which is a highlight, jointly launched by DIPE, Chinese Photography Magazine and Yingshang Photobook Collection, to exhibit the 1st to 3rd Best Chinese Photography Books and Photography Books of Ten Asian Countries. What's more, the Book Fair will invite Liu Zheng, a Chinese artist, and photographic artists from Japan and Korea to give special lectures around the Photography Book Fair.

Beyond all that, I'll, in this DIPE, initiate the "One Belt and One Road International Photography Exchange Exhibition of DIPE International Photography Festival President Association", and invite not only Presidents of all member states of "DIPE International Photography Festival President Association", plus their excellent photographers and photography works to exhibit on the DIPE. Meanwhile, I'll recommend those excellent photographers in the 8th DIPE and their works to Bangladesh, Turkey, South Korea, India, Singapore, and other countries for itinerant exhibition, study tour and creation, and customize picture albums for them. It is intended to push the most valuable artistic achievements in China out of Asia and to the world; in return, photographic culture and values from the world are introduced to promote the growth of local Chinese photographers.

As the DIPE's main event, the exhibition will be worth the wait, all the booths of gallery exhibition had been fully reserved before the deadline ofexhibitor attraction, and the first-tier domestic galleries are present, whichindicates the recognition of specialized galleries and institutions to the DIPE-facilitating development of photography collection, fully manifesting the impressive influence formed by the DIPE's efforts in promoting the photography collection market for so many years.

In terms of domestic exhibition, there will be a great many excellent exhibitions this year, this DIPE will introduce Undergraduate Photography Exhibition 2019 Beijing Film Academy Photography Department, and Mepai 30*30 Youth Photography Exhibition, which will present the ideas of budding photographers; Di Jinjun and a group of photographic artists will bring an exhibition of ancient photography techniques, to show the charm of traditional photography together; Yang Yankang will curate five photographers to hold joint exhibitions, interpreting the connection of all things in a documentary way; An Guangxi will curate over ten photographers to exhibit their documentary works, focusing on the spiritual and cultural phenomena in contemporary society; Luo Tao will curate Aviation Association's group exhibitions, showing the balance between the authenticity and artistry of aerophotography; Shi Chun will curate joint exhibitions to demonstrate the northeast folk customs and

historical development track; Shi Zhihui's exhibition will present the northern underground courtyard, such a miracle in the history of human architecture; photographer Gao Lei wandering between China and France will further bring his wonderful portrait exhibition. In addition, there is also the "Dali Prefecture Picture Exhibition for Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of New China", which is a promotion and innovation to photographic art.

In terms of international exhibition, there are Innova's UNESCO Premiere of Map of Human Nature, joint exhibition of eight Japanese photographers curated by Joanna Fu, and the final show of the Fifth International Photography Workshop that have worked with us for four times; furthermore, there are Bangladesh's joint exhibition, South Korea's joint exhibition, and exhibitions from Singapore, France, Nepal, Turkey, India, and other countries, fully displaying the numerous faces of international photography culture, unusually brilliant with highlights.

With a view to enriching the 8th DIPE, we've further carried out a series of activities, including Mepai Photography Summer Camp for College Students, #100 Most Beautiful Faces# Picture Collection jointly initiated with Jinri Toutiao, the "Free Photography Fair" by Dali Art Factory etc., in the hope of boosting the growth of young photographers, so as to let the public get involved in a more relaxed and rich form.

This DIPE will even create purposefully the "Picture Supermarket", handpick the copyrighted photography works from French SIPA Repository and those works of excellent Chinese photographers to be exhibited and traded after professional output, in an effort to let the photographic works walk into thousands of households at reasonable prices, making photography and art more accessible to the public.

PHOTOAs everyone knows, during the biannual DIPE interval, you're always busy with exchanges of photography art and culture in different countries. Could you talk about your relevant experience in detail? And theinfluence of such experience on the future development of DIPE?

Bao LihuiAt the beginning of 2018, I was hired as an expert of FOTOFEST Houston to attend the Portfolio Review, where I watched the works of photographers from different countries and had an in-depth face-to-face exchange with them. This experience has enabled me to feel the free and diverse atmosphere of international photography creation, and to have a further understanding of international photography market and current situation of photographic creation, and thus enhanced myconfidence to boost the development of photography market and promotephotos to walk into thousands of households. In China and even Southeast Asia, we have many excellent photographers and rich photographic

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resources, which, however, require us to discover and push, and provide them with more opportunities to show and debut. From my experience of years of exchange, the international photography market has a great curiosity about Asian photography, best evidenced by the Photo LA trip at the beginning of this year.

Having jointly hired as the co-curators of the 27th Photo LA Greater China, I, Mr. Liang Jianyong and Ms. Wang Bo worked with CAC International and DIPE to lead ten Chinese art galleries and dozens of photographic artists to Photo LA; Becky, Co-founder of CAC International, was hired as Executive Curator of Greater China, in charge of the curation execution of this Photo LA tour, and assisting the co-curators to contact the American sponsor.

We have contributed to the first grouped and scaled trip of the domesticphotography industry into the American photography market, and achieved very gratifying trading results; besides, we have reached substantial cooperation between DIPE and internationally renowned photography festivals and reached a consensus regarding our future cooperation. For another, in Photo LA, both private collectors and professionals & specialist agencies were very curious about our Chinese photographers and their works, which means the huge room and potential for the development of Asian photography in the international market.

Furthermore, I've in recent years had exchange and cooperation experience with international photography festivals in the UK, France, Singapore, Turkey, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Africa, and South Korea, etc., went deep into refugee camps in Bangladesh for photographing, and took the works of Chinese photographers to Damyang International Photography Festival, South Korea for exchanges. Based on suchexperience, I more firmed my determination to make DIPE into the outpostfor leading Chinese photography into the international photography market. We do need to "Come in and Go out", learn from others, and expand gradually the "DIPE International Photography Festival President Association", and rely on the abundant photography resources of "One Belt and One Road" to build our Asian photographic language system, thereby facilitating the perfection of Chinese indigenous photography ecology.

In the future, DIPE will grow into a larger platform, and incubate more

opportunities under this platform, for example, we've pushed forward several "International Photography Workshops" and "Asia Pioneer Photographer Growth Program", presented here the results of joint efforts by more Asian photographers, spoke for Asia, and meantime promoted the international exchanges and cooperation.

PHOTOSince the DIPE preparation, what difficulties have you ever encountered in the curation?

Bao LihuiThe 8th DIPE will still adhere to the model of "3+1", for all walks of life to fuse and work together; besides, there're lots of activities, with wide coverage, and hence the whole curator work may be of uncertainties, which is a liquid process, and we're always striving for the best way to present the best quality contents. In this process, we've got a lot of guidance from the government, the strong support from enterprises and media friends in all walks of life, plus the attention and recognition of all photographers and curators to us, so that we can gather forces fromall walks of life, and overcome difficulties to present a grand photographyevent in August.

This DIPE will centralize the exhibition area for rational planning, create one of the most magnificent DIPE venues, and present an international professional photography exhibition with high quality and high standards, to bring you with the best exhibition effects and watching experience.

PHOTOWhat would you like to say to those from all circles of life keeping a watchful eye on the 8th DIPE?

Bao LihuiSince its first event, DIPE has now deeply rooted among thepeople, become another legendary brand following the Dali's "Five Golden Flowers", ranked one of three major photography festival brands in China. We'll continue to polish this international visiting card of DIPE, and spreadfar its international influence.

One of the biggest move the DIPE has brought to me is that it can produce ties with the photography lovers all over the world, and bring different touches and harvests to more DIPE participants. In my opinion, that's the maximum value and impact of DIPE, to spread the power of photography. The 8th DIPE is just around the corner, I hope all of you can join and make it together with the new value of DIPE.


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