From 2 December 2017, the city of Lianzhou in southern China will be home to a newly built ‘Museum of Photography’. Borne out of the annual photo festival that has been taking place in the city since 2005, the museum will be the first publicly-funded venue in China to be entirely dedicated to contemporary photography.
According to director Duan Yuting and co-director/co-founder François Cheval, the museum will showcase both Chinese and international photography, with the aim of promoting a continuing inter-cultural exchange.
Yuting explains that the museum is not merely an academic institution, but is also designed to expand Lianzhou’s cultural landscape for the city’s local population. The inauguration will feature a showcase of works by Albert Watson, Zhuang Hui, Zhang Hai’er and Baptiste Rabichon.
For further information visit Lianzhou Museum of Photography