Mountains play a crucial role in Chinese culture and legends; they are considered to be the pillars that hold up the sky. This exhibit, which displays more than 60 photographs by 25-odd photographers, is split into three sections: Lofty Mountains covers the geography, history, legends and cultures associated with famous Chinese mountains; Pure Sound encompasses the impact of Chinese landscape painting on contemporary photography; and New Landscape Photography expands beyond photography to post-photographic visual affects that examine the role of mountains in society.
"Peach Blossom Colony" (2011), by Yang Yongliang.
China Institute & Gallery
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