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A gathering of master photographers and shutterbugs, the 2019 Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP) kicked off Thursday in north China’s ancient town.
The one-week festival, in its 19th edition, will draw more than 4,000 photographers from 31 countries and regions to Pingyao, which is one of China’s best-preserved ancient cities and was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997.

A gathering of master photographers and shutterbugs, the 2019 Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP) kicked off Thursday in north China’s ancient town.
The one-week festival, in its 19th edition, will draw more than 4,000 photographers from 31 countries and regions to Pingyao, which is one of China’s best-preserved ancient cities and was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Because this year is the 180th anniversary of the invention of photography, the event will explore the craft’s history and its future development.
Zhang Guotian, artistic director of the festival, noted at the press conference in August that this year marks the 180th anniversary of the invention of photography, and it makes the event more special as photographers around the globe will meet in Pingyao to recall the history of photography and explore its future development.