Introduction of Xie Zilong Photography Museum
Xie Zilong Photography Museum (XPM) is located at Zone D of Yanghu Wetland Park in Changsha City, and it was founded by Mr. Xie Zilong (photographer, Chairman of Hunan Photographers Association, President of LBX Pharmacy Chain Co. Ltd) with an investment of 150 million RMB. As currently the largest public welfare photography museum in China, XPM was officially opened to the public since September 16th, 2017.
XPM was designed by the famous architect Mr. Wei Chunyu and his team (Dean of the School of Architecture of Hunan University). Received the gold award of Public Amenity Social/ Institutional of ARCASIAN Forum Dhaka 2019, which is also the highest architectural design award for the Asian architectural community. XPM covers an area of 10,600 square meters and it was poured with a one-off cast in white clear water concrete ——experiencing the art of photography through the building itself is the resistance and subversion of the current flamboyant architectural language, and is a return of the essence of architecture and art. The main building has four floors. The first floor is The Commercial Space and it has an art store, a coffee shop, ChunXiaDong Japanese restaurant, a multi-functional hall, a public water platform and special exhibition areas, etc; the second and third floors are 4000 square meters of professional Art Exhibition Halls; the exhibition lines are 1000 meters long and the biggest exhibition wall is up to 10 meters high and 40 meters long; the fourth floor has XPM Art+ Club, library and X-studio which uses professional exhibition lighting by the German Erco and a full set of Swedish Profoto.
As a professional and hall-level photography art museum, XPM integrates image collection, exhibition, academic research and public education, and is committed to becoming an important window for the dissemination of Chinese photography art and promote the development of Chinese photography art.
Based on the collection of photography works, XPM systematically combs and studies the history of photography art development；focusing on academic research and collection of photography（image/video）, and exploring the infinite possibilities of photography（image/video）.
Collecting photography art treasures and discovering its classics
The "Encourage Donation, Honor Collection, and Paid Acquisition" are especially used for systematic collection of early image history materials, video art works, and image artifacts. Mainly, the collection is rich in variety, including protein photos, glass negatives, stereo photos, card photos, silver salt paper base, gravure printing originals, etc., and XPM is currently the most collectible private image museum in China.
International standards, boutique exhibitions
XPM adopts the “Exhibition Invitation System” to invite high-quality photography art works from both home and abroad countries to exhibit with professional academic vision. At the same time, it supports excellent curators to hold high-quality exhibitions and provides a platform for the public to access high-quality photography art.
Exhibition Classification: XPM Collection Exhibition ，Collection of Chinese Art Exhibition ，International Exchange Exhibition, HuXiang Impression Exhibition.
Leading cultural pioneers through photography art and bringing art into everyday life. XPM regularly invites famous domestic and foreign artists to hold public lectures, support outstanding curators, establish volunteer teams, and continue to carry out public education activities such as “photography art on the campus”, “photography art into the community”, “photography art into the enterprise”, and " photography art into the government agencies" to popularize the academic achievements of photography art; to enhance the public's artistic quality and enrich the public's spiritual and cultural life.