That a photographic festival should have a theme, is quite normal. Photography is such a vast universe that it is often necessary to create limits, provide a direction to what will be shown in order to give meaning to the featured images. Sticking to the theme is, alas, not so easy, and the hangings frequently beguile any coherence. Not the case, however, for the International Festival of Lianzhou’s 2011 edition in China, not far from home. “Toward the social Landscape”, a diverse subject that was respected.
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