Photography exhibitions, including those featuring works by Taiwanese photographers, were unveiled at the European House of Photography in Paris on Feb. 3, attracting roughly 2,000 visitors during opening day.
Among the exhibitions specially curated for the grandopening were "Lendemain Chargrin: Four Taiwanese Photographers (傾圮的明日),” a joint exhibition by photographers Yang Shun-fa (楊順發), Hung Cheng-jen (宏政任), Chen Po-i (陳伯義), and Yao Jui-chung (姚瑞中).
The exhibition featuring humanitarianism from Taiwanese perspectives was highly praised by visitors including Dominique Paini, former director of Cinémathèque Française, and Helene Pinet, photography director of Rodin Museum.
Director Jean-Luc Monterosso of the European House of Photography also praised the way these photographers expressed their social concerns through imagery, and noted that he will assess the possible acquisition and collection of such photographs.
Curators Michel Frizot and Su Ying-lung (蘇盈龍) noted that positive feedback on the exhibition will lead to more public discourse on the works by Taiwanese photographers.
Featured photographers Yang and Hung also attended the opening to express their gratitude for the Ministry of Culture and the Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris in bringing their works to the international scene.