Call for Taiwan photos draws enthusiastic response

週一好萊塢男星喬瑟夫高登李維在臉書募集台灣美景,意外釣出一排藍勾勾出面留言,各縣市首長紛紛貼出在地美照。|Hollywood star Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s call for online submissions of photographs taken in Taiwan has drawn widespread responses from Taiwanese netizens.(Courtesy of Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Facebook)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The recent call for online submissions of Taiwan photographs from Hollywood star Joseph Gordon-Levitt has drawn enthusiastic responses from Taiwanese worldwide, including a number of local mayors.

The American actor, known for his roles in “The Dark Knight Rises,” “(500) Days of Summer” and “Inception,” said on his Facebook page early Monday that he was looking for photos for a project titled “Lost in Taiwan.”

“Hi, friends in Taiwan! I’m looking for photos of Taiwan for a new project on my site hitRECord. Look through your camera roll, find a cool photo taken anywhere in the country, and add it to the project here: https://hitrecord.app.link/EvY3d8jWb9,” the post said.

The post, which also came with a photograph of Taiwan’s Lantern Festival taken in Taoyuan in 2016, gave no other description of what the project involved.

The post, which also came with a photograph of Taiwan’s Lantern Festival taken in Taoyuan in 2016, gave no other description of what the project involved. (Courtesy of Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Facebook)

The post has since generated more than 30,000 likes, 5000-plus comments and 5,000-plus shares.

Thousands of netizens, many of them from Taiwan, have posted their chosen photos in the comment section under the post, including New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜), Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) and Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅).

Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) and Pingtung County Commissioner Pan Meng-an (潘孟安) have posted their chosen photos in the comment section under the post. (Courtesy of Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Facebook)

Hou posted a photo of the New Taipei Metropolitan Park, Cheng chose a photo of the Shihmen Reservoir, and Lin posted a photo of Hsinchu Fishing Port at sunset.

The Taipei-based General Association of Chinese Culture, meanwhile, chose a photo of Taiwan’s Presidential Office Building at night during the 2019 National Day projection mapping show.