SALT LAKE CITY — The unique influences of Taiwan around the world are the focus of a series of photo essays at the Salt Lake City and County building.

The free exhibition called "Why Taiwan Matters" features 34 snapshots of life on the island. Visitors can see the exhibitition, which is on the first floor, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Sponsored by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, the free photo exhibition will be on display at 451 Washington Square until Aug. 29.