USA Pavilion sponsors an afternoon of photography and sound

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The USA Pavilion proudly presents a joint show by two published American authors, Tom Carter and Terence Lloren that portrays modern China. The show is scheduled to run at the Moganshan Road Art Centre's Two Cities Gallery beginning at 4:00P.M. August 15, 2010.

"The USA Pavilion works to promote cultural exchanges between Americans and Chinese," said Martin Alintuck, President and CEO of the USA Pavilion. "By juxtaposing photography and sound, the American Art displays a modern China of unique experiences. The event also provides an opportunity for Chinese audiences to appreciate their American friends' intimate memories of Shanghai and connections with China."

Tom Carter, author of China: Portrait of a People and Terence Lloren, author of Growing up with Shanghai, both have intimately captured the faces and lives of local Chinese. Through a narrative of photos and sounds, Tom and Terence tell their stories of two Americans living in China, developing understanding of China's heritage, culture, and people.

With an Olympus C4000 digital camera in hand, Carter built a bridge of snapshots between local Chinese and himself by exploring China's many facets. With a recorder in hand, Lloren captured the intimate memories of local Shanghainese from the 1980s to the present day. The series of dynamic and emotional presentations will give our Chinese visitors a new way of perceiving their once-familiar homeland from the eyes and ears of two foreigners.

At over 60,000 square feet (6,000 square meters), the USA Pavilion is one of the largest national pavilions at the Expo. With the theme of "Rising to the Challenge", the United States presence showcases American culture, values, innovation and business in one of China's most dynamic cities, while celebrating the friendship and cooperation between the United States, China and the rest of the world.

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