11 février 2010

'China through the lens of John Thomson 1868 - 1872' @ Merseyside maritime Museum, Liverpool

A Manchu bride, Beijing 1871-2. © The Wellcome Library, London This is the first exhibition in England of photographs of 19th century China taken by the legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921). Unlike most photographers working in the Far East at that time, Thomson was not a government official, nor a missionary. He was a professional photographer who was fascinated by China. Thomson possessed an open mind and was sensitive to the lives and surroundings of his subjects. He was able to... [Lire la suite]
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