BEIJING, December 28 electric Shuozhou

question: sixty photographers record more than 10 photos of the Great Wall

  Author Yang Peipei Wu Qiong

  In the past 14 years, the 63-year-old photographer Yang Jianmin has been walking on the remains of the Great Wall in Shanxi, taking more than 100,000 photos, just to record the long and heavy culture of the Great Wall.

He frankly said that life is not limited, and the Great Wall is not limited to filming. It is his greatest wish to record the Great Wall with light and shadow.

Yang Jianmin's works show the beauty of the Great Wall in different seasons and at different times.

Photo by Yang Jianmin

  "Promoting the Spirit of the Great Wall and Inheriting Patriotic Feelings" network theme activity is underway on the 28th.

In Yang Jianmin's view, the Great Wall is the backbone of the Chinese nation. It is the spirit of the Great Wall that inspires him. Through filming, more people can learn about the Great Wall, protect the Great Wall, and love the Great Wall.

  In 2007, due to work reasons, Yang Jianmin often conducted geological disaster inspections in the wild. When he saw the ancient Great Wall, he involuntarily wanted to take pictures.

Yang Jianmin said: "They look very majestic and full of vicissitudes. They are eroded by wind and rain all the year round. Some are not properly protected, even collapsed and no longer exist. I want to record them through light and shadow."

The snow-capped Great Wall after snow in winter.

Photo by Yang Jianmin

  From then on, Yang Jianmin took the camera wherever he went, and took pictures while working.

After retiring, he devoted himself to filming the Great Wall.

At first, he was only in his hometown of Shuozhou, and then expanded to Xinzhou and Daping. In 14 years, he traveled to more than 20 counties (cities, districts), only to photograph the Great Wall.

  According to Yang Jianmin, it is very difficult to photograph the Great Wall. It is common to walk more than ten kilometers on the mountain a day.

Regardless of spring, summer, autumn and winter, severe cold and scorching heat, he never gave up.

Once, in order to equip the Great Wall with a beautiful sunset, he waited for three days; for the moon gate of the Guangwuming Great Wall in the vast snow, he climbed the mountain in the middle of the night...

  In Yang Jianmin's eyes, the Great Wall is alive. In the same scene, different seasons, weather, etc., and even mood changes, the Great Wall shots are different. They have different stories.

Flying snow, rainbows, lightning, sunset clouds, sea of ​​clouds... These beautiful Great Walls can be encountered but not sought.

  The Great Wall shrouded in clouds and mist after the rain, the snow-capped Great Wall after the snow in winter, the Great Wall covered with green grass in spring, the Great Wall after the sunset in the evening, the Great Wall under the sun, etc. Yang Jianmin’s works show the beauty of the Great Wall in different seasons and at different times. .

  “The more I shoot, the more I want to shoot. Even if it’s the same section of the Great Wall, it’s worth shooting again and again.” Yang Jianmin said that the most frequent shot was the Guangwuming Great Wall in his hometown. In recent days, I have been waiting for snow to fall. Snow, went to Guangwuming Great Wall to shoot.

  After visiting the Great Wall for many years, Yang Jianmin knows many villagers living at the foot of the Great Wall.

Speaking of the change in their attitude towards the Great Wall, Yang Jianmin said frankly that before, villagers randomly moved bricks from the Great Wall to build houses, and now there are cultural relics guards and propaganda. This situation has never happened again, and the villagers’ awareness of protecting the Great Wall has continued. improve.

The Great Wall under the shining sun.

Photo by Yang Jianmin

  In 2018, Yang Jianmin was awarded the title of "Shanxi's Most Beautiful Great Wall Guardian" and "Great Wall Photographer".

In the past 14 years, he created the Great Wall series of works such as "Yanmen Great Wall" and "I Came on the Mouth" and participated in many photography exhibitions.

Yang Jianmin said that he must show the beauty of the Great Wall with a camera in his hand and call for more people to protect it.

  Here, Yang Jianmin not only appreciates the magnificence of the Great Wall, but also witnesses the changes of the Great Wall.

When he learned that the country was going to build the Great Wall Cultural Theme Park, and further do a good job in the display, utilization and protection of the Great Wall, he was extremely excited at that moment. On this road of protecting the Great Wall, he would welcome more fellow travelers.

  "Promoting the Spirit of the Great Wall and Inheriting Patriotic Feelings" network theme activities are guided by the Network Communication Bureau of the Central Cyberspace Administration of China, Beijing Municipal Committee of Cyberspace Affairs, Tianjin Municipal Committee of Cyberspace Affairs, Hebei Provincial Committee of Cyberspace Affairs, Shanxi Provincial Committee of Cyberspace Affairs, and Liaoning Provincial Committee Sponsored by the Cyberspace Administration of China, the Cyberspace Administration of the Jilin Provincial Party Committee, the Cyberspace Administration of the Henan Provincial Committee, the Cyberspace Administration of the Gansu Provincial Committee, the Cyberspace Administration of the Qinghai Provincial Committee, and China News.

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