2019 China Great Wall International Foto Week kicks off in Beijing

The 2019 China Great Wall International Foto Week kicked off in Beijing on August 9, with more than 1,500 large photos from over 300 photographers to be displayed for the public over the next month, according to authorities. 

The photographic works are exhibited along a 1.6-km-long road at the Badaling section of the Great Wall, located in Beijing's Yanqing District.

A picture of the Great Wall. /VCG Photo

A picture of the Great Wall. /VCG Photo

Tourists will not only be able enjoy the grand view of the Great Wall but also take a glimpse of the wall's history and culture. 

There are seven themed exhibitions in total, with one featuring views of the Great Wall from 1850 to 1949, through works from museums, galleries, libraries and collectors, from home and abroad. 

The Great Wall-themed works from nearly 100 Chinese and foreign photographers are assembled in another exhibition, where visitors are given an opportunity to feel the different concepts of photography and their creative masterpieces. 

Interactive activities are also organized to invite citizens to submit their own photos and tell their own stories about the Great Wall.

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Source(s): Xinhua News Agency