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Han Qiang, male, was born in Jinan City, Shandong. He is retired from the Transportation Bureau of Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province. He is Vice President of Zhejiang Sports Photography Association and is a member of several photo associations, including Chinese Photographers Association (CPA), Global Photographic Union (GPU), China Photojournalism Society, China Photographic Copyright Association, and Zhejiang Photographers Association. He is a contracted photographer of Xinhua News Agency and a contributing photojournalist to “Quzhou Daily”.
He specializes on documentary of people and culture photography, and concentrates on the subject matters resulted from the history, such as bacteria warfare, comfort women, Doolittle Raid, Chongqing bombing, Nanjing Massacre. One of his series “The Entanglement of a Survivor” about bacteria warfare won the honorable mention award in China Photojournalism Annual Photo Contest, “Photography Exhibition for all Chinese People Around the Globe”, 15th Zhejiang Provincial Photography Art Exhibition . “The Accusation” and “Cries of Comfort Women” has been selected by the 125th Toronto International Salon of Photography.

In 2018, he was invited to the Assembly Hall of the Lower House of the Japanese Diet to deliver a speech entitled “Yang Dafang under my Lens”, introducing to the hundreds of peace lovers from Japan, China, South Korea and other places with story of the victims from bacterial warfare through pictures taken in eight years, revealing the trauma that Japan’s bacteria-warfare has brought to the Chinese people. The speech was translated by Ms. Wang Xuan at the conference.

 

Description of the series:

No More Wars, Cherish the Peace

On October 4, 1940, the Japanese invaders applied bacteria as weapon wildly in Zhejiang and Jiangxi areas of China, attacking innocent Chinese civilians. The damage caused the bacteria of anthrax was far more reaching than that of atomic bomb. They planted 8 kilograms of the bacteria into daily essentials like millet, wheat grains, cotton, food, leaflets, etc., in the area of Luohanjing in Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province, which became the hardest hit area. According to incomplete statistics, from 1940 to 1948, more than 300,000 people in Quzhou were infected and more than 50,000 died.

Yang Dafang, who was only 9 years old at the time, witnessed the disaster with his own eyes. Both his father and uncle died from the bacteria. Yang Dafang is the leader of the litigation against Japan for victims of the bacterial war in Quzhou. He initiated the investigation and rescue work of the victims from the bacterial trauma in Quzhou. “No more wars! Cherish peaceful days!” was constantly advocated by Yang Dafang.

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

-Henri Cartier-Bresson-

SATURDAY 27 JUNE STAGE 1

Pillar Of
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