| Poster of 2013 Beijing International Photography Week. (Source: china.org.cn)
BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhuanet) -- The 2013 Beijing International Photography Week will open on October 24 at the China Millennium Monument in Beijing's Xicheng District.
The photography week, with a theme "Photography: World in Focus," will highlight a series of exhibitions, lectures, forums and themed activities at the main venue, as well as at the 798 Art Zone, Caochangdi Art Zone, Wangfujing Pedestrian Street and Cable 8 Creative Culture Zone.
Exhibitions held during the event will showcase the social and historical changes and landscapes in different countries and regions in the world through the lens of photographers.
The First Beijing International Photography Biennial Exhibition series will focus on the social landscapes in different countries and regions. The "Image, Times and Impression" themed exhibition will unveil the most famous works by well-known photographers at home and abroad.
Most remarkably, more than 100 photos reflecting Beijing's great changes over the past 100 years will be exhibited in the "Old Beijing" exhibition, part of the "A Glimpse of Beijing Special Exhibition" series. Some of them will be displayed for the first time, and the earliest ones were taken at the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
More than 1,000 photography masters, experts and professionals from over 20 countries and regions, including the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, South Africa and South Korea, will gather in the capital city to share their expertise and understanding of photography.
"The event will provide an important platform to promote cooperation between the Chinese and international photography industries," said Yang Yuanxing, chairman of the photography week's organizing committee.
The event, co-hosted by China's Ministry of Culture and Beijing Municipal People's Government, will last until Oct. 30.