“Where the World Heritage Shines – Photography Exhibition of the Historic Centre of Macao” opens next week

Guia Fortress (including Guia Chapel and Lighthouse)

“Where the World Heritage Shines – Photography Exhibition of the Historic Centre of Macao”, jointly organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and the Macao Cultural Heritage Reinventing Studies Association, will be inaugurated on Wednesday, 23 March, at 6:30pm, at the Old Court Building located at Av. da Praia Grande. The exhibition features 100 photographs of the world heritage listed Historic Centre of Macao taken by local photographer Chan Hin Io, revealing the beauty and vitality of Macao’s cultural heritage and showing the charm of this small city through various angles. The launching ceremony of the album Where the World Heritage Shines – Photographs of the Historic Centre of Macao will be held on the same day. A limited number of albums autographed by Chan Hio will be available for purchase, with discount. Chan Hin Io is a senior photographer nationwide and a recognised photographer in Macao. In recent years, he has been devoted to capturing Macao’s customs as well as the city’s landscapes, collecting several photography awards. Among his published works are The Neighbourhood of Macao – Documentary Photographs by Chan Hin Io, Memories of the Old Crafts and Trades in Macao, and Life in Macao 2012 – Photographs by Chan Hin Io. The photography works in this exhibition offer new perspectives of the city’s World Heritage sites, including photographs taken from high altitude and long distance, taken through different angles and shooting times, which allow the public to get to know the Historic Centre of Macao through the eyes of Chan Hio Io and the vicissitudes it went through. “Where the World Heritage Shines – Photography Exhibition of the Historic Centre of Macao” is open to the public from 24 March to 16 April at the Old Court Building located at Av. da Praia Grande. The exhibition is open from 10am to 8pm and is closed on Mondays. Admission is free. For more information, please visit IC’s website at www.icm.gov.mo or the Macao Cultural Heritage Reinventing Studies Association’s webpage www.heritage.mo. For enquiries, please call IC through tel. 8504 0802 during office hours.

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