Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) 2015
Since 1998, China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA) has launched a call to photographers all over the world to document folklore phenomenon extensively and in depth. To this end, CFPA founded Humanity Photo Awards, a biennial international photographic contest.
For the past 16 years, photographers from 158 countries have participated in HPA, who successfully accumulated images about cultural phenomenon of 168 countries.
The 9th edition of the Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) was held in Shangri-La by the China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA) (NGO official partner of UNESCO). The organizers wished to include this 9th edition through the 70th anniversary of UNESCO and the implementation of the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures.
About 250 photographers were present from China but also in many other countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, France, India, Italy, Oman, Sweden, etc.
The award ceremony of HPA 2015 was held in the afternoon of Sep. 18. Before entering the venue, all guests were required to sign their names on the signature board in front of the banquet hall. About 200 domestic and foreign photographers received the awards at the ceremony.