The ninth edition of the Lianzhou International Photo Festival lives up to the high standards set by previous years. Our thanks to festival director Duan Yuting for presenting us with 60 Chinese photographers and their work on the theme “Farewell to Experience.” The atmosphere of Chinese photography today is strong, distinctive and, regardless of subject, reflective of an anxiety and confusion. Sometimes that feeling is explicit, sometimes it seems to be just beneath the surface, and other times it appears to enter their work almost unconsciously.
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