Photographic Exhibition: Faces of China ‘rural’ ? A cycling recollection by Richard Piscioneri

Events, Media Releases, Oxfam Challenge article written on the 02 Jan 2007

Richard Piscioneri, a professional photographer and acute observer of life and the milestones that mark our journeys, shares his photographs of an Oxfam Challenge cycling trip of 388kms through developing China – Lijang to Dali.
“With camera strapped to torso, cycling Yunnan Province was not only exhilarating but also the most rewarding venture I have undertaken.”
“My main objective was to portray the essence of rural and developing China.”
“’Ni Hao’, ‘Ni Hao’ – thousands of hellos every kilometre we churned!”
“The poverty we witnessed was surpassed by the rich and gentle spirit we saw in the thousands of faces we passed.”
LAUNCH:  Thursday 8 February @ 7.00pm
Accompanied by a screening from Nick Calpakdjian
WHERE:  Urban Artistry, Photography Studio, 74 Johnston Street, Collingwood, Melbourne
EXHIBITION DATES:  Thursday 8 – Sunday 18 February, celebrating the Chinese Year of the Pig
50% of the proceeds will go to Oxfam Australia
For enquiries about the photographic exhibition:
call Urban Artistry (03) 9416 5076 and visit:
For more information about Oxfam Challenge:
call 1800 088 110, email:, or visit
For media enquiries about Oxfam Challenge contact Marlene McIntyre on 03 9289 9415