The success story of Wuhan city, better known in the West as China's Chicago, in Central China's Hubei province, will become more familiar to Americans thanks to a photo exhibition being held in San Francisco over the next four months.
The exhibition brought into spotlight the achievements made by Wuhan city over the past 40 years. This is the end result of China introducing a reform and opening-up that transformed the outlook of the country.
Nine photographers from Silicon Valley visited Wuhan in May and captured the daily life of locals and the city's new landscape.
The American photographers told their countrymen their own "China story" through their camera lenses and presented to the world the new look of Wuhan city.
China's consul general in San Francisco Wang Donghua says that the exhibition features more than 100 photos and pictures shot by the nine Silicon Valley engineers-turned photographers, and captured touching moments of the diverse and dynamic city.
The photos are the heart-felt expression of the American photographers about what is taking place in Wuhan, says Wang.
Tom Fortin, the chief librarian at the Main Library of the San Francisco Public Library, says he is happy to see the photo exhibition being held in the Civic Center facility in downtown San Francisco.
The exhibit is part of the fifth Across the Pacific: China Arts Festival, which began earlier this month, and Fortin says he feels honored to attend the arts event for the third year.
Florence Fong, a prominent leader of the Chinese community in northern California, says that the cooperation between China and the United States will not only promote their development, but also benefit the world.
"Photos can tell a lot of stories and this exhibition will further deepen the understanding between the two countries," she says.