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Video: Lai Fong - photographer of China

Lai Fong (c.1839-1890): Photographer of China is the first exhibition devoted to a nineteenth-century Chinese photographer. Unfortunately, the exhibition at Cornell University's Johnson Museum of Art is inaccessible due to current circumstances. To share a view of the exhibition, Stephan Loewentheil, one of the principal supporters of the exhibition, has put together this short video with a selection of important photographs by the early Chinese master. The video is best viewed in full screen by following this link:

The official exhibition page can be found here:

The exhibition was curated by Kate Addleman-Frankel, the Gary and Ellen Davis Curator of Photography at the Johnson, and Stacey Lambrow, curator of the Loewentheil Photography of China Collection, with the assistance of Yuhua Ding, curatorial assistant for Asian art at the Johnson. It is supported in part by the Helen and Robert J. Appel Exhibition Endowment.

The Loewentheil Collection consists of more than 21,000 original photographs, most dating to the late Qing Dynasty. The Collection includes countless masterpieces, in superb condition, by the artistic giants of early photography of China. It presents a stunning visual record of China’s landscape, people, and culture. 

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