Photography is a charming medium to bring closer different geographies and cultures and make them recognized to each other. Organised with the cooperation of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Bursa City Council and Bursa Photo Art Association; BursaPhotoFest will be inviting a guest country every year starting with this year.
And Guest Country of this year is People's Republic of China.
The relationship that has existed for thousands of years between two countries has reached a summit point culturally and commercially with Silk Road. Cultural dimension of relations has weakened in the course of time and the relationship has reduced only economical dimension. On the other hand due to 'our roots', we have a lot to gain mutually. While we were considering about guest country, China's rooted shopping and bazaar culture and the ancient city Bursa which has been on the route of the Silk Road that started from China has guided us. This cooperation will also contribute to the 2018 'Turkish Tourism Year' declared in China.
Chinese Art, that has a long history, has not remained within its borders and become a source of inspiration for many artists all over the world.
Photography has an important place in Chinese Art and Chinese photography is waiting to be discovered with its institutionalised structures. Besides we will be having chance to find many clues about less known lifestyles, rituals and perception of life in China through images of photographers we host. In addition, this beginning will provide a basis for friendships of many Turkish and Chinese photographers and new discoveries together.
16 Chinese photographers will be in Bursa during the Festival.
We would like to thank Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ankara and the Honorary Consulate of Bursa in the People's Republic of China for their contribution in the realization of this organization.