As part of the 19th edition of the Pingyao International Photography Festival, the Eyes on Main Street Inc. creative team partnered with the Diane Dammeyer Initiative team from Columbia College Chicago to deliver a youth photography program lead by Peter Fitzpatrick. 
The three-day workshop was delivered to the photography students of teacher Liu Jianjia from the Pingyao Modern Engineering Technical School. The twenty-seven students explored the Ancient City of Pingyao using street photography and portrait techniques. The eighty photographs presented in this exhibition is a small sample of the 10,800 photographs captured during the workshop. The Chinese students had the opportunity to study and visually respond to some of the photographs capture by American students from the City of Wilson. 
It is hoped that by sharing photographs will each other the young photographers can appreciate the similarities they are presented with in everyday life and discover the unique cultural treasures of their international peers. 
The Photographers: 
梁志宏 liangzhihong, 闫斌yanbin, 郭虹凯guohongkai, 郝继荣haojirong, 
郑晓宇zhengxiaoyu, 赵雪静zhaoxuejing, 赵佳敏zhaojiamin, 裴峰妍peifengyan, 
薛雍金xueyonjin, 胡蓉国hurongguo, 胡增贵huzenggui, 王淑慧wangshuhui, 
王江峰wangjiangfeng, 王星刚wanxinggang, 段思羽duansiyu, 梁志宏liangzhihong, 
李昕lixin, 李文鹏liwenpeng, 李丹lidan, 张锦麒zhangjinqi, 张金珍zhangjinzhen, 
张誉zhangyu, 张照花zhangzhaohua, 左程鸿 zuochenghong, 任宏萍 renhongping, 
任华杰 renhuajie, 乔晨宁 qiaochenning, 乔国胜 qiaoguosheng.​​​​​​​
The workshop teaching team:
Peter Fitzpatrick – Professor, Columbia College Chicago (USA)
Liu Jianjia – Teacher, Pingyao Modern Engineering Technical School (China)
Jerome De Perlinghi – Creative Director, Eyes on Main Street Inc. (USA)
Jinghau Xu – Professor, Communication University of China (China)
Roxy Yang - Alumni, Columbia College Chicago (China)
Andrew Wang - Alumni, Columbia College Chicago (China)
Chaofan Fu – Project Manager and Translator, Diane Dammeyer Initiative (China)
Stephen DeSantis – Alumni, Columbia College Chicago (USA)
Ghahdah Alrawi – Creative Team, Eyes on Main Street Inc. (USA)
Katie Bricmont - Alumni, Columbia College Chicago (USA)
Silvia Alba – Pingyao International Photography Festival (China)

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