We promised you this month would be full of surprises. Today marks the opening of the Chinese version of L’Oeil de la Photographie, done in collaboration with the China Photo Service. At first, the Chinese version will be weekly. Our friends at China Photo Service will make a selection from the week’s articles in L’Oeil. We would like to thank them for putting their trust in us. And we hope that the Chinese edition will serve as a showcase for their photographers and their archives that we’ll share with you this year.
Here is the presentation they made :
CPS : China Photo Service
“China Photo Service (CPS), founded in 1950, is subordinate to Xinhua News Agency which is the most authoritative state news agency in China. Since its establishment, CPS is shouldering the task of editing and printing news photos for Xinhua News Agency, and also playing an important role in curating and designing photo exhibitions, taking pictures for Chinese and visiting foreign leaders, and producing photos for exhibitions of embassies and consulates in China.
CPS has a number of national level darkroom technicians, and also has a number of outstanding contract photographers.
Reference room of CPS currently treasured more than 200 thousand collections of old news photos (with copyright and negatives).
At present, the new media center of CPS is dedicated to the development and management of new media products (based on internet and mobile Internet), the number of CPS website visitors exceeded over one million.
In order to perfect the strategic cooperation with L’Oeil de la Photographie, the international editorial department of CPS sets up a focused team with quality members including Cheng Xiao (the former Director in China of Gamma Photo Agency), Yang Qiong (the former English editor in China of Gamma Photo Agency), Qin Chi (English editor, has an experience of studying in England), and in the near future, qualified editors will be enrolled.
We hope that the work of the CPS editors will not be inferior to the 35 editors of L’Oeil de la Photographie, and we believe that the Chinese version of the website can affect nearly ten million Chinese photographers and photography enthusiasts.”
Cheng Xiao (China CPS)