News & Special Photographic/Cultural
|Warmly welcome those who are interested in a non-commercial, enchanting, uniquely tailor-made special expedition to capture the moments of truth in nature & culture - "From China's Shangri-La through the Golden-Triangle to Laos"|
|Welcome our travel friends with a discerning taste to yet another fascinating upcoming: "Train through the WonderLands" - A Cultural/Photographic Expedition to the Southwest...|
|"A Journey by Train to the Top of the World"! From Beijing by train all the way to Tibet region, then cross into Nepal, by plane to Hong Kong...|
|"A special XinJiang Cultural/Photographic Expedition" to a part of the unique Northwestern China, the true Central Asia region!|
|For July 2016, we will have a one-of-a-kind Cultural/Photographic Expedition to the Inner Mongolian region & more...|
|Yau-Sun Tong is invited as one of the main speakers to present a photographic slideshow in the Photo Moncton International, taking place September 10-13.|
|Again a successful special expedition "Culture & Nature on Top of the World" - Tibet!" completed, you may enjoy our photo-diary!|
|Welcome to our another extraordinary Special Chinese New Year Season Cultural/Photographic Expedition with a richly new itinerary; to enjoy the topics of Health & Longevity, Origin of Tea, Cultural Festivals, Culinary Delights, unique UNESCO sites, and more...|
|A well received slideshow "Slide film in the Digital Age" was given by Yau-Sun Tong in the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History auditorium, with images taken from around the world. It was a full house attendance!|
|Yau-Sun Tong's slideshow presentation - "The Fabled Northwest Frontier of China" was well received in Moncton, New Brunswick, hosted by the Moncton Focus Camera Club.|
|Another wonderful trip of our 2014 April Southwest China Expedition 桂北-黔东南文化摄影考察旅行团 - a new special itinerary for another unusual Cultural/Photographic travel... ! Please enjoy our participants' summary of this wonderful trip...|
|Yau-Sun Tong was invited to present his "Fascinating Southwest China" real film slideshow in New Glasgow, hosted by the Northumberland Amateur Photography Society, a successful evening was enjoyed by a full house!|
|Not just Tibet - It's Eastern Tibet! Our "April 2013 Eastern Tibet Cultural / Photographic Expedition" was a great success! You may enjoy our "photo-diary" PDF or see our participants' summary of this great trip...|
|"Light & Shadow - the soul of photography" - an interactive seminar given by Yau-Sun Tong, hosted by the Photo Guild of Nova Scotia, Nov. 19th 7:30pm, Museum of Natural History, Halifax, NS.|
|"Adding Impact to Your Travel Photography" - an interactive seminar given by Yau-Sun Tong, hosted by Sackville Photography Club, Oct. 3rd 7pm, Acadia Hall, Lower Sackville, NS.|
|"China Less Seen" - Yau-Sun Tong takes you on a compelling and intimate journey through regions seldom seen by the average tourists. A traditional film photography slide-show, KESHEN GOODMAN Public Library, Halifax, Wed, Sept. 12, 7:00 pm|
|The new itinerary for 2012 Chinese New Year Season Cultural/Photographic Expedition has successfully completed. See summary of this great trip.|
|"Views of China" - a special slide-film presentation by Yau-Sun Tong in the Auditorium of McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building, Dalhousie University, in Celebration of the Chinese New Year.|
|"Pictorial Composition & Design - as I see it" - an unique and lively photographic seminar by Yau-Sun Tong; Jan. 16th 7:30pm in the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History auditorium.|
|On Nov. 27th, Yau-Sun Tong gave another successful presentation in the Burke Theatre of St. Mary's University in Halifax. The 160-image slide-show "Images from the Ancient Tea-Horse Trails" captured a whole full house of audience.|
|A Special Southern XinJiang Cultural/Photographic Expedition
《南疆民俗风光文化考察摄影行》- October 14th - 31st, 2010
very special 16-day “Ancient Tea-Horse Trail” expedition!
|A successful completion! See photo-diary for our "2010 Chinese New Year Season Cultural/Photographic Expedition" to Southwest, Northwest, and Southern China during Feb. 16th - Mar 5th.|
|A simple photo-diary with snapshots from a recent visit to the very northern region of XinJiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China - an area junction with Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan: "金秋九月北疆短行 A Sojourn to Northern XinJiang".|
A Leica Camera Inc. sponsored “Leica on Top of the World" Photographic/Cultural expedition from northwest China by train to Tibet Autonomous Region... led by Yau-Sun Tong...
See detail: PDF flyer on Leica Camera official website.
Another honored joint event between Leica and Yau-Sun...
|A Leica Camera Inc. sponsored "2009 April Leica Promotional Cultural/Photographic Special China Expedition" led by Yau-Sun Tong...|
year's Southwest China tour has just completed - See photo-diary PDF of
this successful 《2009 Feb. Chinese New
Year Season Cultural/Photographic Expedition》
People" - Culturally and Naturally
A seminar/slide-film presentation by Yau-Sun Tong
Sun, January 4, 2009, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
1747 Summer St. Halifax, NS (map)
| Yau-Sun Tong will have a large new
“Wander Into The Wonder - From Southwest China to Angkor Wat, Cambodia”
《漫游妙境－从大西南到吴哥窟》－ this year's feature presentation for "Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia Annual Fall Show" in: Burke Theater A, St. Mary's University, Halifax, N.S. Canada, Saturday 8pm., Nov. 22nd, 2008.
|Another Successful Tour - "From YunNan to the
See Photo-diary of a Unique Cultural/Photographic Exploration Tour to Southwest China, click to view the attached PDF file here. 中国旅行，摄影中国，中国旅 行摄影，中国西部旅行，中国西部民俗摄影 考察 旅行
See, Create and Capture: The Strongest Possible Images in Travel
This Photo Seminar on January 6th was a great success with an audience that overflowed the auditorium in Halifax. Also his seminar Learn to Photograph with Impact, series #1 - "Lighting" on February 9th in Cape Breton was completely enjoyed and cheered by a full house of photographers and fans.
See Photo-diary of a Unique Cultural/Photographic Exploration tour, click to view the attached PDF file here. 中国旅行，摄影中国，中国旅 行摄影，中国西部旅行，中国西部民俗摄影 考察 旅行
|You-Sun Tong will present a
new slide-show - "Fascinating
«神奇的中国大西南», with large numbers of images neve r-shown-before, that portray the people and the land of this unique part of the world; as a special feature presentation for the Annual Fall Show of the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia. It is on Nov. 24th, in Saint Mary's University, Burke Theater A, Halifax at 8 pm.
|A Photo-Diary "Sojourn
in Western Sichuan" from a mesmerizing photographic and cultural
venture in western SiChuan region
|Early in June
we have successfully completed our "Special Western China Tour
You may click on the icon here to view the PDF show for details and photo images from "Top of the World"! As well news for our new itinerary Special Western China Tour 2008! See A Photographic Diary of our "Special Western China Tour 2007"
Western China Exploration Tour
For the lifetime experience on that mystical land. See the poster for more information.
|"An home-run diary" from XinHui County, Guangdong province 新會家乡廣東行|
“Ridge of the Roof‑of‑the‑World”
-A photographic journey into western Tibet
《世界屋脊 － 西藏阿里行》
A very special feature slide‑presentation by Yau‑Sun Tong will be presented on the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia 2006 Annual Fall Show. During his 5,000‑kilometer adventure journey by 4‑wheel‑drive vehicle, Yau‑Sun captured rare photographic images from the region of Ngari – the westernmost region of Tibet Autonomous Region in China.
A Journey Around the “Ridge of the Roof‑of –the‑World”, depicts a special land that is particularly difficult to travel to and shows its unique landscapes, tribal people, animals, ancient archaeology sites and much more. The remoteness and the rugged average elevation of 5,000 meters or higher prevent common travelers from ever being able to reach this land of “right‑up‑halfway‑on‑the‑sky”. But it really could be a photographer’s wonderland, besides being a true adventure land.
You are cordially invited to this event at:
Burke Education Center, Theatre A,
Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
On Saturday, November 25th, 8 pm., 2006.
Annual Fall Show
Mr. Yau-Sun Tong presented a slide set titled as: "The Fabled Northwest Frontier"
《茫茫大漠西北疆》- a 4th part of a series from his continuous "Western China"
Slide-shows, on Nov. 26th, in St. Mary'
s University's Burke Education Centre Theatre. The fascinating images
in this lively slide show depict the landscapes, peoples and cultures
of that unique part of lands in Northwestern China.
Large numbers of very positive comments towards Yau-Sun Tong's "The Fabled Northwest Frontier" slide show had been received from participants after the event. On the night of the slide show the theatre was over filled with enthusiastic, attentive and captivated audiences. A comment amongst so many had this: "It was a major success. I can't remember the last time we actually had people sitting on the steps!!"
Abbotsford Photo Seminar Presentation:
Mr. Yau-Sun Tong is invited to attend the 2004 Abbotsford
in B.C. Canada,
to present a program in slide set on China during this 27th APAC Annual
Photographic Seminar which will be held October 16- 17, 2004.
Each October, the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club holds one of the largest Photographic Seminars in the country. See detail from: http://www.apac.bc.ca/seminar.htm
Starting from Oct 14, all the way till Nov. 27 this year,
will have another solo Photographic Exhibitions. this Exhibition will
show case some well printed images from the mystical western China
regi.captured by Mr. Tong from the Northwes
t as well as Southwest China.
This solo Exhibition will be hosted by the "Birmingham Gallery", located in 5505 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, upstairs of Atlantic Photo Supply, tel (902) 423-6724; http://www.atlanticphotosupply.com
SiChuan to Tibet by SUV:
In September this year, Mr. Yau-Sun Tong will lead a very
expedition overland by 4-wheel-drive SUVs, starting from Chengdu - the
Capital city of SiChuan Province to Lhasa - the capital city of Tibet
This dream-come-true expedition tour route is not only unique after in China, but is amongst the most desired expedition tours in the world! Only not that long ago, the route was not opened to tourists and in fact any foreigners.
Along the 2,500km route through western Sichuan to eastern Tibet; from just couple hundred meters elevation to over 5,000m in elevation; Up over thousands meter high passes, dropping down through lush green valleys and gushing gorges, high mountains and deep canyons, and crossing picturesque landscapes, most distinct local cultures...; not to mention about the photographic opportunities...!
This "Chengdu-Lhasa Tour" is another unique lifetime experience expedition as part of Mr. Yau-Sun Tong's on going effort in providing handpicked best photographic and special leisure tours, for the purpose of promoting better cultural understanding, with his extensive and in-depth experience in traveling all regions of China. For details of this tour starting on September 20, 2004, please contact Mr. Yau-Sun Tong direct via email or telephone to secure your spot.
"Leica Fantasy China Photo Tour":
Feb 14th, a 13 days exciting photo-tour to southwest China for
opportunity in photographing in a unique cultural event as well as
landscapes in GuiZhou province, YunNan province. Arrive Beijing from
Canada; leave Hong Kong back to Canada.
July 19th, a 15 days one of its own kind photo-tour to west China for another great photo opportunity in a unique local festival in remote area of SiChuan province, following with driving through some most interesting regions to GanSu province. Arrive Beijing from Canada; leave Beijing back to Canada. Please contact Mr. Yau-Sun Tong for detail of how to join in this lifetime experience photo-tour, bring lots of films!
The "Leica Fantasy China Photo Tours" is a on going photo-tours plan for those whom do not satisfy with just the common stuffs in photography, sponsored by "Lisle-Kelco Limited" of Canada; handpicked spots for best photographic and travel fun opportunities by Mr. Yau-Sun Tong, with his rich experiences in traveling all regions of China, as in arranging successful and unique tours to China.
Presentation in "Camera Canada College":
Recently, Mr. Yau-Sun Tong was invited as one of the
presenters for the
"Camera Canada College 2002" which was taking place in the last week of
June in Halifax this year, to present one of his slide show programs of
images from the remote western China region.
Exhibition in Markham Ontario:
A Photographic Exhibition of Mr. Yau-Sun Tong is displaying in
Markham, Ontario, Canada from Feb 8 to Feb. 22, 2002. The Exhibition
venue is in Markham Civic Centre lobby, 101 Town Center Boulevard,
formal opening of this Exhibition was held on Feb 10, Mayor Donald
Cousens attended the opening ceremony.
Exhibition in Toronto again:
"Moments of Truth in Nature and Culture", a special photo exhibition with 46 pieces 12"x18" images, produced and curated by Mr. Yau-Sun Tong, was in display at the City Hall of the City of Toronto at 100 Queen Street West starting July 8th to 12th, 2001. A cocktail reception was held to celebrate this event on July 9th at 5:30p. at the City Hall, about 300 guests attended the opening. This photographic Exhibition had drawn a large audience, as well attracted many media attentions.
The photo exhibition showcase the latest works by Mr. Tong during his trips to Tibet and Guizhou, China from 1998 to 2001. It captures the most intriguing moments of local natural and human environment and brings us closer to these most natural land than ever before. It reflects his goal of the mission to reflect the truthfulness in culture and in nature.
Special Photographic Exhibition "Moments of Truth in Nature
- China's Tibet and GuiZhou in the Eyes of a Canadian photographer" is
co-hosted by the "Confederation of Toronto Chinese Canadian
and the "Chinese Consulate General".
Exhibition in Germany:
Leica Gallery of Germany has chosen Mr. Yau-Sun Tong to
exhibit a group
his photographic works in the prestigious Leica Gallery in Germany for
month long solo exhibition this October 2001. Details and schedules for
Leica Gallery can be found at:
The WFPO (World Folklore Photographic Organization), which originates from the CFPA (China Folklore Photographic Association), and sanctioned by UNESCO, is going to be established this year. The Second Preparatory Meeting is in early June, year 2000, in QuanZhou, FuJian, China.
Ancient folklore cultures are rapidly disappearing with the development of modern society. The CFPA and UNESCO believe that photographers around the world should share the responsibility to document and preserve the varieties of traditional cultures, to enrich our social cultural wealth, to strengthen understanding and communication amongst different cultures, to promote peaceful coexistence, and to make greater contributions to the survival and prosperity of the world folk cultures.
The CFPA has extended an invitation to Mr. Tong to become one
of the founding members of The World Folklore Photographic
Click here to see more information. The CFPA has a website at http://www.china-fpa.org.
Experience the dramatic traditional arts of the Nuosu people.
stunning display is the first major North American exhibit that
spotlights the cultural revival of this fascinating but little-known
culture from the remote mountains of southwestern China. See over 200
striking artifacts, including intricately patterned clothing, elaborate
silver jewelry, armor, colorfully lacquered wooden bowls and serving
dishes, and unique musical instruments and religious images. Click here to see more details.
Another Successful Exhibition!
Located in the busy downtown Toronto, one of Mr. Tong's major
Photographic Exhibitions was presented in the City Hall of Toronto.
This Exhibition "Images of the Mystical Land - Tibet, China" consists
30 well framed
large 12"x18" professional images, selected from the collections of Mr.
Tong's own slide images filmed in Tibet, presenting diversified
artistic but true views of
in life, nature, religion and people in Tibet.
Mr. Tong will be presenting a photo exhibit entitled "Images
of The Mystical Land". Click Here for
Some of Mr. Tong's photographic images of have been published:
Recently, the "Leica Fotografie International" magazine published a group of images by Yau-Sun Tong in the #5 issue for July/August '99. "Leica Fotografie International" is a long standing Photographic publication published in Germany in English, French and German, and has a worldwide circulation.
One of Mr. Tong's major Photographic exhibitions was
presented in the Arts Gallery inside the well known Canadian Historic
Building - Pier 21 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from August 1 to August
This Exhibition titled "Images of
the Mystical Land - Tibet, China", was hosted by the Multicultural
Association of Nova Scotia. All images were high quality 12"x18"
archivable photographic prints for Gallery display.
According to the venue's data records, an average of 500
people per day visited this Photographic Exhibition during the busy
summer month. The Exhibition drew noticeable attention during the
month-long exhibit. Five English newspapers including one Canadian
national newspaper, and two Chinese newspapers, including the Chinese
national newspaper "People's Daily Overseas Canadian Edition", had a
total of 13 articles, art reviews, and news reports about this
exhibition. The Exhibition is looking for further opportunities to be
displayed in other venues in Canada and other countries.
Mr. Tong is interested in completing the next Photographic
China" , it will be another interesting and exciting
exhibition not to
"Capturing the Moments of Truth in Nature
Culture" ...this is the mission statement of Yau-Sun Tong's
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