The Liverpool School of Architecture (LSA) hosts the largest Chinese community of architectural students in the UK. Since 2006, in Suzhou, the University of Liverpool has also established Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJLTU) an independent Sino-foreign cooperative university, the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China. LSA is delighted to be a partner of the 2020 edition of the Global SinoPhoto Awards (GSPA).
GSPA is an exciting new international photography competition created in by Yintong Betser (Managing Director of ACTIVE) and Lynne Bryant (founder of The Architectural Photography Awards
). GSPA’s vision is to strengthen international understanding of the Chinese culture through the medium of photography. GSPA’s is now open for entries until 5th January 2021, inviting professional, amateur, young photographers - anyone interested in Chinese culture - to participate. The Global SinoPhoto Awards aims to bring together people through photography by inviting photographers of all nationalities from all over the world to participate with images of values shared by everyone: a love of life, family and environment while reflecting on an underlying Chinese culture.
GSPA’s inaugural theme is Happiness, with 7 categories to enter. Entries from all categories will be judged by a panel of experts:
● Gemma Barnett, Director of Print Sales Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
● Kim Hoang, Senior Picture Editor, the Guardian Newspapers and the British Red Cross
● Richard Bryant, Hon. Doc. of Design, Hon FRIBA, Architectural Photographer
● Professor Yao Lu, Photographer and artist, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
● Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects
● Yintong Betser, founder of the Global SinoPhoto Award