YANCHENG, China: Yang Guomei, a photographer from Dafeng District of Yancheng in Jiangsu, was recently awarded with the Golden Horse Prize for Chinese Arts, the only prize winner of Yancheng City.
The prize award ceremony for the 2017 Fifth Golden Horse Prize for Chinese Arts was held in Mongolia, at the Genghis Khan Camp known for the largest Mongolian Yurt gathering in the world.
The Golden Horse Prize for Chinese Arts is aimed as lauding and honouring excellent Chinese artists for outstanding achievements in the field of culture and arts, and is reputed as the apex of art prizes for Chinese. The Golden Horse Prize for photography is the highest prize for Chinese photography.
Since its inauguration in 2006, four editions have been held in Taipei, Hong Kong, Xilingol and Taichung. This year’s edition was held in Jilin, China and Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
Yang is a member of the Chinese Photographers Society, and honorary president of Photographers Society of Yancheng City. He is widely known as the ‘farmers’ photographer’ and has over 200 photos awarded with various prizes in 52 countries including the UK, USA, France, Germany, Greece and Switzerland.
He has two collections of photography published, and in 2006, “Chinese Pere David’s Deer — Collection of Yang Guomei’s Photographing Works” was given as a gift to Kofi Annan, then Secretary General of the United Nations. — Bernama