We celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Hungarian – Chinese Friendship Association's establishing and the assuming of the diplomatic connections in 2014. For this reason the Association of Hungarian Photographers has been preparing a large-scale program in cooperation with the China International Publishing Group, Chinese associations of photography, and the Hungarian Chinese Embassy with the title „Beautiful China, Beautiful Hungary”. The cooperation began in 2013, some members of the Association of Hungarian Photographers visited China, then Hungarian partner welcomed the delegation of the Chinese photographers. In the framework of program the Chinese photographers show Hungary, while the Hungarians show China with a common exhibition and an album.
While our members visited Beijing, Nanjing and Chengdu, the Chinese photographers got to know Hungary, for instance through the life of Szentendre, Esztergom, Kaposvár, Balaton and Budapest. Several members of the Hungarian team has already been to China, Imre Benkő familiarized himself with Beijing already in the 70s, but the Chinese photographers has also came back for more inspiration. Thus after a comprehensive preparation could the selection and the edition of the album begin, which was done by the contributors of the biggest publishing house in China, the China International Publishing Group.