Gilles Caron photography retrospective exhibition held in Fujian

Gilles Caron photography retrospective exhibition is held in Fujian Province.Photo: Courtesy of the French Embassy in China

Gilles Caron photography retrospective exhibition is held in Fujian Province.Photo: Courtesy of the French Embassy in China

On May 5, the opening ceremony of the “China-France Cultural Spring” in Southern China, alongside the Gilles Caron Photography retrospective exhibition, was held at the Guihu Art Museum in Fuzhou, East China’s Fujian Province.

Nearly 100 guests from the French Embassy in China, the Gilles Caron Foundation, relevant governmental bodies in Fuzhou, the Guihu Art Museum, and media outlets, among others, came together for the event’s inauguration. 

Gilles Caron (1939-1970) was one of the most important news photographers of the second half of the 20th century, known for his war coverage in Israel, Vietnam, and Biafra in the 1960s.

This exhibition, two years in the making from planning to presentation, seeks to narrate the story of a young photographer, whose brief yet remarkable life was driven by a desire to see the world through photography, capturing moments ranging from the joys of family life to the harsh realities of the world.

Nicolas Pillerel, Minister Counselor for Culture, Education and Scientific Affairs at the French Embassy in China, said at the event that this year will offer a variety of activities for the public, both for the general public and professional groups. While the Gilles Caron photography retrospective exhibition is unique among all the activities. 

“He has taken many unique and powerful works, and we can follow his lens to touch the pulse of the times,” Pillerel added.

Global Times

F1 driver revs up for exhibition

China’s first F1 driver Zhou Guanyu co-launched a special exhibition with sportswear company Lululemon in Shanghai. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Chinese Grand Prix, Zhou Guanyu, China’s first F1 driver, co-launched a special exhibition with sportswear company Lululemon in Shanghai.

Presented in Jing’An Kerry Centre store, From 2004 to 2024: Zhou Guanyu’s Homecoming Special Exhibition features Zhou’s F1 journey over the past 20 years.

Zhou will return to Shanghai to race in the Chinese Grand Prix at the event from Friday to Sunday 1, exactly 20 years after he first watched the F1 race in his hometown of Shanghai, planting the seed to one day live out his dream of becoming a racing driver.

“What I’ve wanted most is to compete in the F1 at home, I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time,” said Zhou, the ambassador of Lululemon.