Photos are 老人与老房子 (Old man and old house) and 弄堂游戏 (Alley games) by 席子 (Xi zi).
Remember that People’s Archive photo competition being hosted by the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion that we told you about way back when? If you submitted something, you might want to check to see if your photo has won.
According to them, a distinguished jury of seven media members across China selected ten winning photographs for the month of August. All of the photographers, eight local Chinese and two foreigners, were awarded with Expo tickets:
Expo ticket, are eight local Chinese and two foreign individuals.
Shanghai native Xi Zi, a freelance designer, has been an avid shutterbug for three years. He finds photography the best way to capture Shanghai’s old alleys and houses; for him, so reminiscent of the bygone era, and meaningful to his generation, which has grown up alongside Shanghai’s futuristic architectural skyline.
Another winner, Li Weimin, from Tianjin, China, featured a more direct Expo subject, the horn-shaped “Sunny Valleys” being built at the Expo park’s entrance, under the golden Sunshine. Mark Bolton, from Leicester UK who have lived in Suzhou, China for more than 10 years as a UK company executive, contributed a winning photo “Sunrise Tai Chi” as his unique interpretation of Shanghai with the traditional juxtaposed by the modern. Jakob Montrasio, a German national living in Shanghai since 2005 as a video and film producer, won the August contest with his picture named “old house” near the city’s old Long Hua Airport in 2007,which he said must be replaced by something modern now.
Co-curator of The People’s Archive campaign, Karen Smith said “We are happy to announce the first group of winning photographers for this project. Their images deserve to win, and we hope will that they will serve to inspire more Shanghai people to contribute photographs to the Archive.”
Well, that’s at least ONE name we recognize. Congratulations Jakob!
Weren’t part of this batch of winners? No worries, the SCP is continuing the contest up through April 2010. And even if your photo doesn’t win, it’ll no doubt be featured at the actual pavilion’s “dream cube.”