The Odysseys – Inner Mongolia and Zhang Jia Jie
- An exhibition on China’s exotic landscapes by the Photographic Society of Singapore (PSS)
Duration: 29 Mar - 19 Apr 2009
Venue : PSS-Loke Wan Tho Gallery (3rd floor), Selegie Arts Centre, 30 Selegie Road, Singapore 180030
Openning Time : Mon - Fri (2pm-10pm), Sat - Sun (12nn-6pm)
Admission : Free
An exhibition on landscape photography on two of China’s scenic places will be held to showcase local photographers’ skills under very different and extreme weather conditions.
In Inner Mongolia, gone were the lush grasslands that many have come to associate with the country. Instead, the photographers had to pit their skills against the harsh winter winds and vast white landscape before them. Equally challenging were the heat & strong lighting conditions that the Zhang Jia Jie group encountered while attempting to capture the scenic contours of the landscape there. Weather aside, the photographers entered terrains and places that were previously unexplored, even by local photographers of the country.
Visitors to this exhibition will see picturesque shots of the following :
Inner Mongolia – this is China’s third largest province and is also the widest by its latitude. It is noted primarily for its vast grasslands that come complete with mushroom-like yurts and shepherds and horsemen herding their flocks.
Zhang Jia Jie - located in the northwest of Hunan province, this prefecture beauty has 76% mountainous area. It is dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 metres high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, waterfalls and caves.
Phoenix Town (Feng Huang Cheng) – this ancient town in the western boundary of Hunan province has a history spanning 1,300 years with residential buildings, bridges, towers and pagodas dated from the Ming and Qing dynasties (1644 to 1911).
Jinshanling Great Wall – no show is complete without a feature on this Seven Wonders of the World. The Inner Mongolia group had a stop-over at the Yanqing County to climb the steep & winding slopes of the Jinshanling Great Wall built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644).