Janet is the President of the Wellington Xiamen Sister City Association, promoting friendly relationships with our capital city & the beautiful port city of Xiamen, in SE China. I have visited China a number of times & accompany Janet's Citizens' Tours to Xiamen as photographer, to help provide a visual record for participants & help promote the growing friendship between our countries.

 

I was honoured recently at a large photographic exhibition in Xiamen, where my work "FACES" - a series of portraits of people of both cities, in their daily lives was judged "best quality and best concept "

 

Janet I worked together on this series of 50 portraits in both cities, as part of the 30th anniversary of the relationship of the common humanity, which crosses cultural & geographic borders.

The FACES video below shows the variety of people we approached in both cities. We were thankful & fortunate to meet so many friendly folk who helped make this project sing!