Jing Guo

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About Me

Guo Jing, EFIAP,LRPS, GPU CR-3,GPU Hermes, FAPU, is a member of China Photographers Association. She is Vice President of Global Photographic Union(GPU), President of GPU-China, and art counsultant of Shangtuf Image and Art Club.She has been invited to jury panels of photography competitions and festivals in the United States, Austria, Greece, UAE, Italy, and many more. In 2018, she was invited to judge the competition Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads International Photo Contest organized by UNESCO. In 2017, she was a member of delegation of Chinese photographers in the photo tour event “Vietnam In the Eyes of Chinese Photographers” organized by the Ministry of Culture of China, and her works were later exhibited in the Great Hall of the People. In 2018, she participated in the event of Oman in the Eyes of Chinese Photographers on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-Oman diplomatic relations. The event was organized by the Ministry of Information of Oman and the Oman Photographers Association.She participated in a two months workshop for curators in New York in 2016, organized by China Federation of Literary and Art Circles. she has been invited to portfolio review events at Lishui International Photography Festival in 2012 and Photolucida in the United States in 2017 and 2019. In 2014, the exhibition entitled “View • Appreciate Exhibitions of Presidents of Photography Societies from Ten Countries” at Photo Beijing has landed her a Pegasus Award, top honor for curators in China. She has been commissioned as Chief Curator for “Camel Bell on Silk Road” Naiman International Photo Festival in 2018; in the same year, she has served as international representative of Asia and America at the “Rabat Lumiere” in Morocco. She has also been invited to curate for China Yixian International Photography Festival from 2013 to 2020 and Qinghai Sanjiangyuan Photography Festival in 2014. Besides, she also curates exhibitions at Pingyao International Photo Festival, Shanghai International Photo Festival, and many exhibitions won awards at the festivals. She has been given the honorary title of Top Ten Chinese Photography Curators.She has also been actively involved in the photography exchange and curatorial field, organizing exchange events with collaborators in the United States, Ukraine, Greece, Italy, South Africa, Morocco, Germany, Oman, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Serbia, and many other countries. From 2014 to 2015, she planned the "Beautiful Country" China-South Africa Photography Exchange Exhibition and a series of photo exchange activities to celebrate the "National Year" of China-South Africa. In June 2018, she planned “Belt and Road” into North Africa and Photographic Exchange Exhibition to celebrate 60th Anniversary of China-Morocco Bilateral Relation. In addition, she is the author of the book “Top Secrets of Award-winning Photography”.

Works Synopsis

This photo series of “Tribute to Classic Paintings by Cézanne”is based on classic still-life paintings of the French Post-Impressionist pioneer Paul Cézanne, recreating traditional painting with modern elements to address the most concerning global social issue, exploring artistic expression through the medium of photography to revitalize the life of traditional oil paintings. It is a bold statement of contemporary Chinese photographers on cultural confidence. To recreate on the classic works is not to simply copy the originals, but to innovate and give new meaning to them. Plastic wrap and little blue flowers are evident in every photo of the whole series, which are symbols of contemporary elements through which the photographer is sending messages about food safety such as plastic pollution and transgenosis technology in the food industry, transforming the traditional classic oil paintings into contemporary photographic works with the significance of the times. “Tribute to Classic Paintings by Cézanne” allows the viewers to review the classic works and at the same time to provoke thoughts on the content of each frame and re-examine the classics with a contemporary perspective. When going through the series, it is open to interpretations of each viewer based on their own thoughts and understandings.

Exhibition Name

Tribute to Classic Paintings by Cézanne

Gallery

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