Guo Jing, GPU CR-3, GPU Hermes, EFIAP, EPSA, LRPS, photographer and curator, currently serves as Vice President of Global Photographic Union(GPU), President of GPU-China.
She has been invited to jury panels of Trierenberg Super Circuit, International Photo Awards, Critical Mass, and many other photo festivals and competitions in Greece, UAE, Italy, and many more. She was one of the expert panel for portfolio review events at Lishui International Photography Festival in 2012 and Photolucida in the United States in 2017 and 2019.
In 2014, the exhibition entitled “View • Appreciate Exhibitions of Presidents of Photography Societies from Ten Countries” at Photo Beijing landed her a Pegasus Award, the top honor for curators in China. She served as Chief Curator for “Camel Bell on Silk Road” Naiman International Photo Festival in 2018; She has also been invited to curate for China Yixian International Photography Festival for many years; She also curates exhibitions at Pingyao International Photo Festival and Shanghai International Photo Festival, and many shows won awards at the festivals.
From 2014 to 2015, she planned the “Beautiful Country” China-South Africa Photography Exchange Exhibition and a series of photo exchange activities to celebrate the “National Year” of China-South Africa. In June 2018, she planned “Belt and Road” into North Africa and Photographic Exchange Exhibition to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the China-Morocco Bilateral Relation. She also organizes exchange events with collaborators in Germany, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Serbia, and many other countries.
In addition, she is the author of the book “Top Secrets of Award-winning Photography.”
About the Photo
“Seaside Story” includes photos taken on Dachen Island in my hometown, Jiaojiang. It is a fishermen’s island with a reputation as a marine forest park with unique natural and cultural landscapes. I wandered around the island, capturing the most genuine and humble moments of fishermen’s life on the island and telling stories of the island in the dappled light. Presented in slightly yellowish black and white tones, items such as the tangled fishing nets and the orderly line-up of fish drying in the sun are whispering on the other side of my lens. Right at that moment, I seem to smell the sea again, subtle and familiar.