Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliand with Yuna Park (above second right) and Ember Delap (above right), both dressed in traditional Hanbok, with a tiger from Flower City Dragon & Lion Dance Association to mark the launch of the programme for Dublin Lunar New Year, the Year of the Tiger.
A short by Oscar-nominated Chinese animator Siqi Song centres around her family’s New Year’s Eve tradition and the comforting thought of home, when you’re far from it. To wit:
On Chinese New Year, finding the coin hidden in a dumpling (Jiaozi) brings good luck. A girl loses a jar on her journey to a new country, which contains the lucky coins she has been collecting growing up. Her new life begins with a search for the coin.
Top from left: Qing Ying Chen, Zhi Yuan Lin and Chu Fei Lin (and dragon chum) celebrate the announcement of the programme for Dublin Chinese New Year Festival at Dublin’s iconic Fruit and Vegetable Market
DCNYF runs from Friday, January 24– Monday, February 10, 2020 and will celebrate the Year of the Rat.
The Chinese New Year committee came out to Temple Bar and the Millenium Bridge to launch the Chinese New Year Festival 2015, ‘The year of the Sheep’ with sheeps and sheep sculptures. The Festival will take place in Dublin from February 8-14 For Festival information seelink below or follow or Twitter (@dcnyf) for regular updates.
From top: Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke and Luke Wang (age 7), along with Amy Yin Zhang; Luke and Amy with friend; Luke; from left: Fiona Hughes, Niamh O’Hare and Aine Roddy; Unidentified dog owner.
This is an excerpt from a time lapse sequence of over 1500 photographs that follows the transformation of a Peking Opera male actor into a gorgeous female character. I shot this in my studio, on a top floor of a warehouse building, in an old part of Beijing, where I used to live between 2005-2010.