Together with the awarding ceremony of the Fifth Aerospace Photography Competition, “ShenFei Cup” , which celebrates the 70th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China, was inaugurated at Air and Space Museum of Beihang University on the morning of September 19.
During the ceremony, Xu Zugen, chairman of the Photojournalist Society of China and Zhang Guang, Vice President of Beihang University delivered speeches separately to congratulate the 7oth anniversary of founding of PRC and spoke highly of the patriotism of Beihangers in serving the country.
The Organizing Committee received more than ten thousand works from over 500 photographers and amateurs from all walks of life throughout the country, including respectable heroic astronauts, test or full-time pilots, aviation workers, UAV aerial photography enthusiasts, astrophotography enthusiasts, and the employees from nine systems of state-owned enterprises such as Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), etc. With the unique artistic form and visual angle of photography, these works focus on the theme of the 70th anniversary of PRC founding and present the great changes that have taken place in all professions and trades in the past 70 years, especially in the field of aeronautics and astronautics.
Mou Jianwei, Director of Imaging Research Institute of Beihang Culture Media Group and Director of Aerospace Professional Committee of the Photojournalist Society of China, noted that among those photographs, the most brilliant presentations are always those in rare subjects and difficult to be captured.
After rigorous selection, 24 of 150 works stood out and won 24 different awards. At the end of the ceremony, Xu Zugen announced that he would donate these award-winning classics to Air and Space Museum of Beihang University.
“ShenFei Cup” Aerospace Photography Competition has been held for five sessions, which has received strong support from AVIC Shenyang Aircraft Company Limited. The award-winning works will be exhibited in Photo Beijing at China Millennium Monument, and then in Beijing, Shenyang, Rizhao and other places. They will also be published in Kong Zhong Kan Zhong Guo (Aerial China), which was edited by Beihang University Press to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China. In addition, some of them will be recommended to the mainstream media such as the People's Daily and Guangming Daily.
Reported by Wang Qing
Photographed by Di Bailu
Edited by Jia Aiping
Reviewed by Tan Hualin
Translated by Zhao Yue