Friday, June 15, 2012

Made in China - pictures worth a 1,000 words


Not everyone has the opportunity to visit the Great Wall of China and hike through a rice terrace, but 20 graduating Humber Creative Photography diploma students did.

Spearheaded by professor Neil Fox and accompanied by photography technician, Chantal Denne, Humber students participated in an adventure of a lifetime. The 18 day excursion took them off the typical tourist path, hiking and kayaking in the heart of the country. The photographs documenting the trip became part of the 2012 Contact Photography Festival, Made in China exhibit.

“At one point we stopped in a small village and handed out 20 point and shoot cameras to a small group of schools kids. Each child was paired up with a Humber student and learned how to use the camera. It was a great experience,” says Denne.

While the exhibition took place a year after the trip, it gave graduates an opportunity to reunite and reminisce about the worldly adventure.

“There were so many great photographic moments, but sleeping on the Great Wall of China and getting shots of the sunset and sunrise is something that I’ll never forget,” says Denne.