Beauty of Hangzhou
Photographers showcase charms of G20 summit host city
Barely one month away from the start of the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province, final preparations are being made ahead of the main event. As the city prepares for the eyes of the world to be upon it, many residents’ lives are continuing as normal. They jog on the banks of the West Lake, dance on the public greens and shop in the bustling markets.
Both the city and its occupants were captured by participants in the “Beautiful China, Beautiful Hangzhou” Langshi Cup Global Photography Competition held earlier this year. The competition winners were announced recently in Hangzhou and their works will be included in a photo album.
A part of the competition, in May an on-site photography event titled “A Trip to Beautiful Hangzhou” was held, inviting photographers from G20 countries to visit Hangzhou for three days and focus on the city and its people. Some of them are well-known photographers from major international news agencies.
They visited the city’s historic areas, its parks, temples and museums, as well as local markets, small alleyways and remote neighborhoods, recording what they saw from different angles.
“We hope that these photos will display the charm of our city to the world,” said a local government official, who was one of the co-organizers of the event.
A woman glances over her shoulder as she walks alongside a pond in Xixi Wetland Park, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
Dancers of all ages leave their worries behind as they gather on the bank of West Lake.
Kung fu enthusiasts practice on Gushan Hill in Hangzhou.
In the ancient village of Longmen near Hangzhou, locals go about their daily lives.
Students of a Hangzhou primary school prepare to go on an excursion.
A performance of a traditional opera is staged in the old village of Longmen.
A pharmacist prepares an order at the Hu Qing Yu Tang Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine.