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Live panel: The Photography of Nancy Sheung / Oxford: 10 November 2021

In this special event, which accompanies the exhibition Line and Texture: the photography of Nancy Sheung, currently on show at St Hugh’s College as part of the Photo Oxford Festival, and featured in The Guardian, an expert panel will consider the work of pioneering Hong Kong photographer Nancy Sheung FRPS within the broader contexts of Chinese and Western photography.

The event will open with a drinks reception at 5.30pm, followed by the panel discussion between 6pm and 7.30pm.

The panel will be chaired by Shelagh Vainker (St Hugh’s College), Curator of Chinese Art at the Ashmolean Museum, and Associate Professor of Chinese Art in the Faculty of Oriental Studies. The panellists are:

  • Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres, granddaughter of Nancy Sheung, who will discuss aspects of the artist’s life.
  • Adrian Bradshaw, photojournalist specialising in the photography of China, who will contextualise Nancy Sheung’s photography within that of China and Hong Kong from the late 1950s.
  • Michael Pritchard, exhibition curator, Director of Programmes at the Royal Photographic Society, and photo-historian, who will discuss the artist’s work within that of the RPS from the 1950s-1970s.

The event will be held in person in the Mordan Hall at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, and recorded.

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Image: Nancy SheungThe Pigtail, 1966, silver gelatin print. Courtesy: Estate of Nancy Sheung

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