C. Mei Photo: Blog https://www.cmeiphoto.com/blog en-us (C) C. Mei Photo info@cmeiphoto.com (C. Mei Photo) Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:35:00 GMT Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:35:00 GMT https://www.cmeiphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u431685116-o282728815-50.jpg C. Mei Photo: Blog https://www.cmeiphoto.com/blog 120 84 Fund raising for Siberian cranes conservation in China https://www.cmeiphoto.com/blog/2018/5/fund-raising-for-the-siberian-cranes-in-nanchang-china Siberian cranesSiberian cranesSiberian cranes in Jiangxi, China There are only less than 4000 Siberian cranes globally and the population is declining.
Status Siberian cranes: Critically endangered


Following "Journey with My Cranes" photo exhibit in March of 2018, I started selling my crane photos at Houston Hua Xia Chinese School to raise money for the Siberian cranes conservation in China. All the proceeds will go to Nanchang Wild Life and Plant Protection Association to save the the Siberian cranes from hunger at the Five Star Lotus farm due to winter food shortages at the Poyang Lake, China.

Siberian cranesMr. Mei bought the "Kunfu cranes" (Siberian cranes in Nanchang, 20x30 framed canvas)
Kungfu master: Siberian cranes in Nanchang (20x30 framed canvas)

Bought by Mr. Mei (April 22, 2018) 


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Red-crowned cranes in Hokkaido, Japan (on 4x6 cards)

Bought by a 10 year old girl (April 29, 2018) 

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Me and my big helper Anna (10 years old) on May 6, 2018

She made photo cards for me on two consecutive Sunday at the Chinese school

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My Journey with Cranes at Art Institute of Houston https://www.cmeiphoto.com/blog/2018/5/my-journey-with-cranes-at-art-institute-of-houston Cranes are symbols of love and longevity in Asia. There are 15 species of cranes on Earth, only 2 species live in North America, while 9 species are found in China, where I was originally from. Although I have been photographing for more than two decades, I did not start photographing birds till the spring of 2014. In 2015, I was interviewed by the British media for my photograph of a red-crowned crane fighting against an invading eagle in Hokkaido, Japan. The story along with the series of photos appeared in major British newspapers including GuardianTimes, and later was chosen as Editor's Choice on National Geography's web site. I have since been photographing cranes non-stop. In my efforts to capture the beauty of the cranes, I have embarked on a journey to trace my roots back to China while discovering the wonders of nature.

My Journey with Cranes

Art Institute of Houston (part of the Fotofest Biennial 2018)

March 23 - April 21, 2018

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Samurai Crane (2015 Japan)

A red-crowned crane fighting against an eagle in Hokkaido, Japan

Published by major British newspapers and National Geography

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cranesMy Journey with Cranes photo exhibit at Art Institute of Houston.A busy day hanging my exhibit pieces. Friends came to help me with the exhibit set up at Art Institute of Houston.

cranesMy Journey with Cranes photo exhibit at Art Institute of Houston.A busy day hanging my exhibit pieces. Interview during the opening night on March 23, 2018.

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