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Photographer
  Wu Jialin

1942     Born on October 22 in Zhaotong County, Yunnan Province, China.
1961     Graduated from Yunnan University's Middle School in Kunming.
            Worked as primary school teacher, as a journalist at the local
            Propaganda Centre, and at the Zhaotong County Cultural Center.
1969     Started his self-taught photographic career.
1981     Admitted to the All China Photographers' Association.
1989     Held "Touring Yunnan" photo exhibition in Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
1993     Published first album "Mountain Folks in Yunnan".
1994     Ten photos selected in the "Exhibition of Contemporary Photos of
            Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan" held at the Hong Kong Art
            Center.
1996     "Mountain Folks in Yunnan" exhibited at the 7th Fotofest in Houston,
            Texas, USA            
            Exhibited "Yunnan, China" at the 9th Mois de la Photo, Paris
1997     Photo series "Mountain Folks in Yunnan" won the "Mother Jones
            International Fund for Documentary Photography" prize; Wu Jialin travelled
            to New York in June to claim the prize.
            Exhibited "Mountain Folks in Yunnan" at the International Center of
            Photography, New York.
            Exhibited "Mountain Folks in Yunnan" at the Internationale Fototage
            Herten, Germany
1998     At the invitation of Mark Haworth Booth, Director of the Victoria Fine Arts 
            Museum, England, Wu Jialin compiled comments for the museum
            collection of China-theme photos from the Cartier Bresson's photo
            exhibition.
1999     Participated in "Art Going to the People - Metro Photo Exhibition" held at
            the Stockholm National Museum, Sweden.
            Participated in "China - the 50th Anniversary of the Peoples' Republic"
            Photos and Publications Exhibition held in New York, which was
            sponsored by the Aperture Foundation; the exhibition later went on
            international tours.
2000     Won award for the photo exhibition "Moments of Intimacy - Families,
            Friendship and Love", New Zealand and the "Third Wang Zhong Culture
            Award", Yunnan
            Shot "Fashion of the Times" photos for the New York Times Magazine 
            Odyssey Issue.
2001     Held "The World in Black and White" photo exhibition respectively at the
            1st Pingyao International Photo Festival in Shanxi and the T'Cafe/Gallery
            in Kunming, China
2002     Nine photographs selected in the Blink Album "100 New Photographic
            Elites of the World" by the Phaidon Publishing House (UK), in which
            only two Chinese photographers were listed.
            Held "Man and Nature 2002" photo exhibition at the Nordica, Kunming
2003     Representative photos "Chitchatting 1999 in Chengdu" selected by Henri
            Cartier Bresson for "Les Choix d'Henri Cartier-Bresson".  Out of
            candidates from all countries, Bresson personally chose 85 photographers
            for the 1888 - 1999 period.  Only 39 among the selected photographic 
            masters of the world are still alive.
            Ten photos entered the 13 Photographic Elites exhibition at the "Fotofest 
            1992 - 2002" held at Samara Art Gallery, Russia.
2004     Held "Wu Jialin Photos" at Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia
            Album "Surprises" published.
            Exhibition "Animals in Wu Jialin's Humanistic Environment" held at Au 
            Pavillon Musee Fabre, Montpellier, France
2005     Published "Instants of the Mysterious Lands - Wu Jianlin's Album." 
            Exhibited "Animals in Wu Jialin's Humanistic Environment" at the South
            Taiwan Art University.  
            Invited to Hamburg, Germany to participate in the Bff-Kongress Hamburg 
            2005 sponsored by Bund Freischaffender Foto-Designer; Wu gave a
            lecture, presenting a slide-show of 60 pieces of his photographic works.
            Competed with 175 photographers from all over the world for the 2005
            Gold Prize of the Bresson's Photographic Foundation (H.C.B); was
            chosen as one of five candidates to enter the final competition. 
            Exhibited "Animals in Wu Jialin's Humanistic Environmen" at the First
            Lianzhou International Photographic Exhibition.

 

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