For Immediate Release
USA Pavilion Sponsors an Afternoon of Photography and Sound at Two Cities Gallery
“The USA Pavilion works to promote cultural exchanges between Americans and Chinese,” said Martin Alintuck, President and CEO of the USA Pavilion. “By juxtaposing photography and sound, the American Art displays a modern China of unique experiences. The event also provides an opportunity for Chinese audiences to appreciate their American friends’ intimate memories of Shanghai and connections with China.”
Tom Carter, author of China: Portrait of a People and Terence Lloren, author of Growing up with Shanghai, both have intimately captured the faces and lives of local Chinese. Through a narrative of photos and sounds, Tom and Terence tell their stories of two Americans living in China, developing understanding of China’s heritage, culture, and people.
With an Olympus C4000 digital camera in hand, Carter built a bridge of snapshots between local Chinese and himself by exploring China’s many facets. With a recorder in hand, Lloren captured the intimate memories of local Shanghainese from the 1980s to the present day. The series of dynamic and emotional presentations will give our Chinese visitors a new way of perceiving their once-familiar homeland from the eyes and ears of two foreigners.
We kindly ask our guests to register for this event at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6:00 p.m., August 14, 2010.
At over 60,000 square feet (6,000 square meters), the USA Pavilion is one of the largest national pavilions at the Expo. With the theme of “Rising to the Challenge”, the United States presence showcases American culture, values, innovation and business in one of China’s most dynamic cities, while celebrating the friendship and cooperation between the United States, China and the rest of the world.
About Tom Carter
Travel photographer and author Tom Carter was born and raised in the City of San Francisco and graduated with a degree in Political Science from the American University in Washington, D.C. Following a political career with a number of high-profile state and national campaigns, Tom decided to “peek over the fence” and subsequently spent 18 months backpacking down the length of Mexico and Central America. Tom later spent one year in Japan, one year in India, and four years in the People’s Republic of China, traveling extensively throughout the country’s 33 provinces and autonomous regions. The result was his first book, CHINA: Portrait of a People, hailed as the most comprehensive book of photography on modern China ever published by a single author.
About Terence Lloren
Terence Lloren is an architect-turned-sound recordist living in Shanghai, China. Since moving to Shanghai from New York in 2006, he has realized a profound personal connection between himself and the city. Using Shanghai as his muse, his projects span from recording everyday sounds of the city to the music and lives of Shanghai’s inhabitants. His recent audio project, “Growing Up With Shanghai”, emphasizes the rapid development of the city through local people’s memories and is experienced in the form of recorded soundwalks and a self-published book.
USA Pavilion official Web site: www.usapavilion2010.com.
USA Pavilion official micro-blog: http://twitter.com/MeiGuoGuan
USA Pavilion photo stream: http://flickr.com/photos/usapavilion
For more information:
Mr. Francis Xu, Ruder Finn Public Relations, Shanghai, tel: +86 21 5383 1188 ext. 621, email: xuf@RuderFinnAsia.com
This News Flash is distributed by Ruder Finn Public Relations on behalf of Shanghai Expo 2010 Inc., a non-profit corporation authorized by the State Department of the United States of America to conduct the planning, design, fundraising and operation of the USA National Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.