Ai Houston Hosts Ciming Mei's "My Journey with Cranes" Exhibition
Filed under: Film & Production
April 9, 2018
On March 23, 2018, world-renowned photographer, Ciming Mei, opened her Foto Fest Biennial 2018 exhibit, “My Journey with Cranes.” Hosted by The Art Institute of Houston, the opening reception included nearly 60 guests and a presentation by Mei, detailing her photography adventures and her love affair with cranes.
Cranes are symbols of love and longevity in Asia. There are 15 species of cranes on Earth, only 2 species live in North America, but 9 species can be found in China, where photographer C. Mei calls home. Currently a Houston resident, Mei has been photographing for more than two decades.
In 2015, she was interviewed by the British media for her photograph of a red-crowned crane fighting against an invading eagle in Hokkaido, Japan. The story, along with the series of photos, appeared in major British newspapers including Guardian, Times, and later was chosen as Editor's Choice on National Geography's web site.
She has since been photographing cranes non-stop. In her efforts to capture the beauty of the cranes, she has embarked on a journey to trace her roots back to China while discovering the wonders of nature.
Her exhibit will continue to be on display until April 21st at The Art Institute of Houston.
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