策展人 | 邢江、姚宝龙 Xing Jiang, Yao Baolong
艺术家 | 解海龙 Xie Hailong
In 1986, China began to implement the nine-year compulsory education policy. In 1987, Xie Hailong began to use photography to record the education situation in poor areas of China. In the following 30 years, he constantly cultivated this theme and continued to use photography to reflect the development and changes of basic education in China. Shortly after the start of the Project Hope public welfare, Xie Hailong became a volunteer and traveled more than 25000 kilometers through more than 120 counties in 26 provinces and regions. The series of photos taken by the project hope were adopted by the China Youth Development Foundation, of which "big eyes" was used as the publicity logo of the project hope.
For more than 30 years, Xie Hailong's Project Hope photography topic has generated great repercussions at home and abroad, which has promoted the public welfare undertakings of project hope to be deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, helped many poor out of school children return to the classroom, and helped improve the school running conditions in poor areas, playing an irreplaceable role in the fair development of China's education. This exhibition displays 40 representative works of Project Hope series taken by Xie Hailong, and pays tribute to the public welfare undertakings of project hope.
During the same period of the exhibition, I want to go to school, one of the "collection of famous Chinese documentary photographers" published by China Pictorial Publishing House, will hold a launch ceremony, which will be jointly held by long yinglang, China Pictorial Publishing House, Yachang Art Printing Co., Ltd. and Doudou photography group. The album aims to interpret the 75 classic photography works taken by Hailong, reflect the major achievements of his photography career, and also leave precious visual documents for Chinese documentary photography. This book is published in Chinese, English and Korean. Leaders of the State Administration of foreign affairs, the China Photographers Association and the Zhejiang Federation of literary and art circles will be invited to attend the opening ceremony of the album.