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Works by Chinese photographers to go on show

More than 270 masterpieces by world-renowned Chinese photographers will be showcased at the Exhibition Gallery of Hong Kong Central Library from today (October 29) until November 12.

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Society of Worldwide Ethnic Chinese Photographers (SWECP), the "Tradition and Innovation Photography Exhibition 2004" exhibition features the works collected from different generations of worldwide ethnic Chinese photographers to reveal the great variety of style and trends in photography while highlighting the traditional heritage held by the Chinese photographers.

The exhibition was opened today by Secretary for Justice, Ms Elsie Leung; Director General of Publicity, Culture and Sports Department, the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Ms Zhang Yan Jun; Director of the Leisure and Cultural Services, Ms Anissa Wong Sean-yee; Honorary President of the SWECP, Mr T Chan Fou-li; SWECP Advisers Mr Kan Hing-fook and Dr Leo K K Wong and President of SWECP, Mr Yang Shaoming.

Meanwhile, more than 200 prize-winning and selected photos from the Hong Kong-Macau Students Photographic Competition will also be featured to foster the interest of the younger generation in photography.

SWECP president Mr Yang said the theme and format adopted by these budding photographers were ground-breaking.

"Their daringly innovative and lively works give audiences surprises and inspiration," he said.

Located at 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, the Central Library opens from 10am to 8pm daily. Admission is free.

For details of the exhibition, visit the Hong Kong Heritage Museum's website at . For enquiries, contact the Heritage Museum at 2180 8260 or SWECP at 2858 7175.

Ends/Friday, October 29, 2004
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