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Nantong photographer wins intl honor

en.nantong.gov.cn Updated: 2023-02-06


Mao Xiaoping. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

Mao Xiaoping, a photographer in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu province, was recently awarded the Artist FIAP distinction by FIAP, an international organization of national associations of photography.


A photo by Mao captures swans over the Haohe River. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

Mao's works usually feature birds and nature, and many of his award-winning photos were taken in Nantong.


Photo taken by Mao. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

For example, one of his works shows a pair of swans dancing over the Haohe River in Nantong, just like the ancient Tang Dynasty (618-907) beauties performing the renowned Rainbow and Feather Dress dance. The photo helped Mao secure an international award.


Photo taken by Mao. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

Mao uses his camera to record changes in Nantong's natural environment. "The city has experienced tremendous changes over the years," said the photographer. "The five mountains – Junshan, Jianshan, Langshan, Ma'an, and Huangni – boast an increasing number of wild birds."


Photo taken by Mao. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

In addition to his own photography career, Mao has also helped cultivate young photographers in Nantong with the hope of seeing more photos taken in Nantong winning international awards.