The Art Institute of Houston presents Ciming Mei: "My Journey with Cranes" opening reception
The Art Institute of Houston, one of over 80 participating spaces for FotoFest 2018 Biennial, will present Ciming Mei: "My Journey with Cranes."
Cranes are symbols of love and longevity in Asia. There are 15 species of cranes on Earth, but nine species can be found in China, where photographer Ciming Mei is originally from. 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 Geographic'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.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until April 21.