Xiang Sha Wan – Inner Mongolia, China – Almost one year ago…

Yan Li, Founder and Director of High Noon Culture and Art Corp, Beijing, China, recently contacted me. She let us know that as part of the celebration of the Xiang Sha Wan Photography Exhibit, which I participated in last winter, photographs from some of the 10 participating American photographers would be featured in several books commemorating the event. I just received three of these beautiful books from her. They are really lovely, and beautifully made…. now if I could only read Mandarin! I’ll have to get my son Jonathan to help me translate. Yan sent my books home with Jim Abbott, a fellow photographer from Philadelphia. Thanks Jim, for carrying them all the way from China!

Seeing all of these pictures brought back so many memories of the trip last of December / January. What a wonderful time we had, and Vera and I will forever have fond memories, and we made some life-long friends! It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year. In some ways it seems like a life-time ago, and in other ways, especially with this cold weather, it seems like last week! That said, the thermometer would have to dip another 50 degrees lower to match the -20F that we had in Inner Mongolia!

Harold Ross's Xiang Sha Wan Photo Books for Exhibition in China 2011

Harold Ross's Xiang Sha Wan Photo Books for Exhibition in China 2011The American and Chinese Photographers at the conference.

Photo by unknown photographer

Harold Ross's Xiang Sha Wan Photo Books for Exhibition in China 2011Photos by unknown photographer

Harold Ross's Xiang Sha Wan Photo Books for Exhibition in China 2011Photo (L) by Maureen Burkhart

Harold Ross's Xiang Sha Wan Photo Books for Exhibition in China 2011Photo (R) by Walt Stricklin

Harold Ross's Xiang Sha Wan Photo Books for Exhibition in China 2011Photo by Brooks Jensen

Harold Ross's Xiang Sha Wan Photo Books for Exhibition in China 2011Photos by unknown photographer

Harold Ross's Xiang Sha Wan Photo Books for Exhibition in China 2011Photos by unknown photographer

Harold Ross's Xiang Sha Wan Photo Books for Exhibition in China 2011Photos by Harold Ross

In case you missed my blog posts from the trip and exhibition, or would like to revisit them, here are the posts from last year:

Read December 14th and 31st blog posts:

https://haroldrossfineart.wordpress.com/2010/12/

Read the January blog posts:

https://haroldrossfineart.wordpress.com/2011/01/

And, Brooks Jensen had some informative and very funny stuff on his blog:

http://xiangshawan.lenswork.com/page/3/

Joe Lipka’s blog posts on the trip, also funny!:

http://blog.joelipkaphoto.com/2011/01/index.html

~ by Harold Ross on December 23, 2011.

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