Guests enjoy looking at photos from the "China landscape through Swedish Eyes" exhibit in Stockholm, Sweden on December 15, 2018. (Photo: Huang Yundi)
Stockholm (People's Daily) - The Chinese Cultural Center in Stockholm, Sweden kicked off a photography exhibition celebrating landscapes throughout China, titled "China landscapes through Swedish Eyes," a joint effort from Green Post and Kamera & Bild Magazine.
The photos depict various landscape settings and scenes of harmonious life in China, captured by Swedish shutterburgs and media personnel during the recent autumn season.
Photos of cliffs and mountains in Zhangjiajie, China's wind-power industry, daily life in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, fishermen along the Li River, and owell-known destinations that have attracted Swedish visitors over the years.
Claes Grundsten, a world-renowned landscape photographer with Kamera & Bild Magazine, who also led the group of photographers to China, introduced the story behind the exhibition during the opening ceremony, stressing the importance of the tour.
Chen Xuefei, chief editor of Green Post, talked about the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
"The landscape there is magnificent and very impressive. As I observed, with the development of its tourism industry, local living standards in the region have improved," Chen said.
Chinese Ambassador to Sweden, Gui Congyou, enjoys looking at the landscape photos at the opening of the exhibit on December 15, 2018. (Photo: Huang Yundi)
China’s Ambassador to Sweden, Gui Congyou, praised the exhibition as a positive result of people-to-people communication between both countries.
"Next year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. On behalf of myself and the Chinese people, we welcome more Swedish visitors to China to experience firsthand how the country has transformed over the years," Gui said.
A Swedish doctor at the exhibition told People’s Daily he was invited by a Chinese friend and really enjoyed the photos.
As a fan of Chinese landscapes, during the1960s, he visited China and took many photos. He hopes one day to return and take even more photos.
The photo exhibition is open to the public and runs through December 22.