It is not a secret for those who know me that I am a fan of Chinese culture and given the opportunity I would travel to China at a moments notice. I know, I know. It’s a complex country, a complicated society. There is much to discuss. I am focused on art, not politics for the purpose of this discussion. I have traveled to China twice, and each time is the result of the generosity of one woman, Yan Li. It is her commitment to creating a cultural dialogue between China and the United States that allows for American photographers to travel to China to showcase their work, meet and talk with Chinese artists, and see the cultural richness of a deeply complicated nation. Every two years, she brings a group of photographers and curators to Lishui, a prefecture of 2.5 million people. The Lishui Photography Festival brings together thousands of people from all over the world celebrating the art of photography.
Yan Li has brought her gallery, High Noon Fine Art to Los Angeles this week as part of Photo LA. She is presenting a mix of Chinese and American artists. The images are rich in content and process, celebrating the objectness of photographs. We will be focusing the next few days on showcasing the Chinese artists she is representing.
This is the full list of artists (in no particular order) she is showcasing in booth number 716 at the LA Mart in downtown Los Angeles.
Chinese artists include – (and more about them in the coming days)
Di Jinjun | Li Dongsheng | Chen Jinan | Wang Fuchun | Wang Shilong | Huo Wei |
Yu Deshui | Hu Wugong | Huang Xiaoliang | Lu Yanpeng
About Yan Li –
Beijing High Noon Culture & Art Corp was established in 2009, which is sole proprietorship foreign comapny. High Noon has been very active in the past years, planning, execution, and production of cultural exchange projects, photo exhibitions, and related art events. Company’s main focus currently is that of gallery and photo agent. Our goal is to provide a platform for both photographers in the world to learn, exchange and share.
Yan Li, founder and owner of Beijing High Noon Culture & Art Corp. Yan comes from a background in movie production, information science, and investment banking. She Received her B.A from Beijing Film College, her M.A in Radio/TV/Film from North Texas State University, and her M.S in Computer Information Science from the University of Oregon. Having lived both in New York and Beijing, she is experts in culture activities in China; a planner/execulter/producer of many photo festivals and photographic events; the reviewer and jury of many international portfolio reviewers and competitions, which include Pingyao Photo Festival, Lishui Photo Festival, Dali Photo Festival, Shanghai International Art Show, Photolucida, NYPH, New York Photo Vellie, ACP (Atlanta Celebrate Photography), Filter, and Rhubarb-Rhubarb.