The opening ceremony of the Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP) 2015 took place on the morning of September 19th. After the spectacular ceremony at the railway station, the festival was declared officially open, and people flooded into the ancient city of Pingyao to visit the photography exhibitions from both international artists and Chinese artists.
I was very grateful to have been invited to attend the festival, as part of the exhibition Back and Forth, curated by Moritz Neumüller. This exhibition was a group show of work from artists who have passed through the Master of Fine Art Photography at The European Institute of Design (IED) in Madrid. The selected artists in the show are: Ricardo Cases (Spain), Stephen Chalmers (US), Edmund Clark (UK), Anna Fawcus (Australia), Jorge Fuembuena (Spain), Vivek Manek (India), Marta Mantyka (Poland), Simon Roberts (UK), Han Shuo (China), Joan Villaplana (Spain).
Here are a few photographs of the opening weekend: