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New York, NY – On August 28, 2023, the China Institute will proudly showcase a public exhibition of the exceptional works by internationally acclaimed emerging photographer, William Ma. This public event will be followed by an invitation-only reception and a silent auction featuring a curated selection of 34 of Ma’s photographic art, with all proceeds directed towards the China Institute Next Generation x Serica (CINGS) program.
Titled "Through the Viewfinder: Earth, Nature & Humanity," the exhibition is poised to unveil Ma’s profound commitment to environmental consciousness and the intrinsic allure of our planet. Spanning diverse global locales, these captivating compositions encapsulate a remarkable array of natural vistas, wildlife spectacles, and human encounters. Ma’s photographic creations transcend mere visuals - by seamlessly weaving visual narratives that resonate with audiences and imparting potent messages of veracity, compassion, and elegance. "I regard my camera not merely as a device but a conduit that articulates the inherent bond between humans and the natural world,” affirms artist William Ma. “These photographs embody my modest endeavor to stimulate change and foster a positive impact on our world."
All proceeds from the forthcoming auction will be channeled directly into the China Institute Next Generation x Serica initiative, a cause that holds profound personal significance for William Ma. This initiative is in perfect harmony with his conviction in nurturing forthcoming generations through education and empowerment. The event is sponsored by KCY Family Office LLC. The auction is slated for 6:00pm on August 28th, 2023, during a private reception following the exhibition at the prestigious China Institute. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in the auction through the designated website.
About William Ma: William Ma, an impassioned teenage photographer, embarked on his global photographic odyssey at the tender age of eight. With an ardent affinity for the natural world, he boasts an impressive portfolio replete with captivating landscapes and mesmerizing wildlife compositions. An eternal student of his craft, William consistently hungers for deeper insights into the realms of photography and its myriad genres, relentlessly seeking novel experiences. His unwavering determination and patience enable him to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments, often braving adversities to achieve the perfect shot. About China Institute: Founded in 1926 in New York City by American educators John Dewey, Paul Monroe, and Chinese diplomats Hu Shi (胡適) and Kuo Ping-Wen (郭秉文), China Institute is an internationally-renowned U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening the world’s understanding of China through programs in business, art, culture, cuisine, and education.
About China Institute Next Generation x Serica:
The China Institute Next Gen x Serica (CINGS) is an active group of young professionals who are working on U.S.-China Relations through educational programming, social impact, and strategic philanthropy. As the official next-gen group of China Institute, CINGS is dedicated to convening next-gen members to engage in dialogue, seminars, networking, cultural and culinary events. It aims to be the premier platform and community to convene future changemakers who will contribute positively to the bilateral relationship.
About the Serica Initiative:
The Serica Initiative is a New York-based nonprofit organization that galvanizes a global community of changemakers to advance positive social impact between the U.S., China, and the rest of the world, through dialogue, storytelling, and our convening power. Serica focuses on three pillars: upholding the AAPI community; empowering NextGen leaders; encouraging philanthropy through their Doing Well Doing Good Series.
About KCY Family Office LLC:
Founded by the principals of three single-family offices, KCY Family Office LLC is dedicated to addressing the intricate needs of ultra-high net worth families with cross-border interests, particularly those in the U.S. and China. Our clients typically seek our advice on investing in private equity and private debt markets, developing holistic, turn-key tax solutions, optimizing impacts of philanthropic endeavors, and navigating intercultural dynamics.
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