Clemson University’s Art Department presents Visiting Artist: Jianming Zhong, Department of Photography, Nanjing University of the Arts, China
Date: Monday, April 1st, 2013
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Place: 1-100 Lee Hall, Art Department, Clemson University
Cost: Free and open to the public
Economic reforms in China in the past decades have brought fundamental changes and comprehensive modernization to the Chinese culture and society. The profession of photography as well as popular interests in it is of no exception. In a recent regional photography competition, 180,000 photographs were submitted for an exhibition of 800 pieces. This speaks for the intense interest in photography among the Chinese today. Each photograph could offer thousands of words of rich stories. In this context, our distinguished guest speaker, Professor Jianming Zhong, will deliver a talk that covers the background behind such interests and its significance in the nation’s future.
JIANMING ZHONG is a professor of photography and Chair of the Department of Photography at the Media College, Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China. He has held prestigious positions as a fellow of China Photographers Association and a member of its China Commercial Photographic Committee. Professor Zhong is also a standing board member of Photography Education of the China Association for Higher Education and the Photographers Association of Jiangsu Universities and Colleges. In the last decade, Professor Zhong has been active in promoting international exchanges on photography, including organizing international photography exhibitions, organizing photography missions bringing in internationally renowned photography professors to China, and offering lectures in the United States, South Korea and other countries. His own work has been exhibited in China, South Korea, and the United States.
This event is co-sponsored by The Department of Art and Chinese Students & Scholars Association