Witness of Golden Marriage

April 18, 2014 - Photographers - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

1Love and marriage is an eternal topic, especially in our modern world when most young people chose love and leave marriage. Lin Tianfu, a Taiwanese photographer, interprets the two with his 20-year photo project entitled The Love of Half Century. The idea of shooting golden-marriage couples came to him in

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A Photo Contest in Shidu, Jiangxi

April 18, 2014 - NEWS, What’s new at Association? - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

Nearly 100 photographers joined in the photo contest organized by local government in Gaofeng, Jiangxi. They were invited to take photos in Shidu, a small village in Gaofeng on March 29 and 30 and then submit their works to the jury, who would do the evaluation in the afternoon of

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Ancient Wudang Mountains in Handan, Hebei Province

April 18, 2014 - FOLKLORE TOUR - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

The Ancient Wudang Mountains, 70km away from Handan City, Hebei Province, has a history longer than the famous Wudang Mountains in Shiyan, Hubei Province. Established as a center of Taoism from the early Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), the Ancient Wudang Mountains is home to a large-scale ancient building complex. The

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HPA2006 Building a Cave House in China

April 23, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

It takes about a dozen construction workers and several weeks to build a cave house. Normally, the completion of a new house is considered as an important family event. All the family members and friends are invited to attend the celebration. By Dong Ming (China) HPA2006 Third Prize Time: February

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HPA2002 Cave Dwellings in China

April 23, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

Cave Dwellings in China-1Cave dwellings in the Loess Plateau in China’s north have been very popular. It is called yaodong in Chinese. Its history can go back centuries. They are generally carved out of a hillside. By Liang Xuesong (China) HPA2002 Nomination Award Time: August, 2001 Place: Shaanxi Province, China  

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HPA2004 Ethnic Fashion in Africa

April 22, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

Ethnic Fashion in Africa-1Nomadic Africans do not wear make-up even during festivals or other important occasions. Their real focus is on the clothes. Riding on their camels, they are so impeccably dressed and appear so noble. To protect themselves from the heat and the violent sandstorms, they always wrap a scarf around the

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HPA2006 Portraits of Ethnic People in Ethiopia

April 22, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

Portraits of Ethnic People in Ethiopia-1Ethiopia is an ancient civilization rich in primeval and wild beauty. However, constant civil wars and drought undermine the country. The ethnic minorities of Mursi, Hammer and Karo in Omo Valley in the south are still struggling to keep their traditions. By Zhang Jinweng(China) HPA2006 Documentary Award Time: February, 2005

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HPA2002 Painted Faces

April 21, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

Painted Faces-4In the Dominican Republic, February is a carnival month, when people in the countryside come to the cities with their skin painted in mud or oil, in the same way the first immigrants from Africa did in the 1500’s. By Jesus Rodriguez (Dominican Republic) HPA2002 Fourth Award

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HPA2000 A India Festival

April 21, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

A India Festival-1There are many religious festivals in India. In one of them, people dress up into their favorite gods and parade through streets with traditional music. It is an old festival, which has been changing to adapt to modern societies. By Kamal Rana (India) HPA2000 Nomination Award Time: June 26, 1999 Place:

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CFPA BBS Top10 of March 2014 – Worshipping Mazu, Goddess of Sea

April 18, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

Worshipping Mazu, Goddess of Sea-1Every year on March 23, a grand ceremony is held in Meilin, Fujian celebrating birthday of Mazu, Goddess of Sea. This tradition has a history of more than 300 years. The most spectacular event is Mazu Crossing Sea, which originated from a legend about Mazu coming from sea to rescue

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