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Michael Wong's Blog – May 2013 Archive (6)

Book: History of Photography in China: Chinese Photographers 1844-1879

This book is the first extensive survey of early Chinese photographers in any language. It is profusely illustrated with more than 400 photographs, many of which are published here for the first time, including a fine selection of Foochow landscapes from the studios of Lai Fong, China’s leading photographer during this period, and Tung Hing.

Early chapters introduce…


Added by Michael Wong on May 27, 2013 at 19:07 — No Comments

Talk: Looking East from West: Orientalist Art and Photography

European travellers to the East were fascinated, particularly in the nineteenth century, with the lights, colours, and the different way of living. The newness of the environment they encountered inspired artists, writers and photographers and deeply impacted European art history. The Orient was seen as a far exotic land and from that dream the field of Orientalism came to…


Added by Michael Wong on May 25, 2013 at 12:52 — No Comments

China's hole-in-one at St Andrews University

A priceless archive of golf photography covering the development of golf from the 19th century onwards, which includes the extensive golf photography archives of the Lawrence Levy collection and the collections of Scottish photographer George Cowie, is to benefit from the support of the…


Added by Michael Wong on May 17, 2013 at 17:25 — No Comments

IOM Photographic Society: Happy 75th!

The Isle of Man Photographic Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at the House of Manannan in Peel from Saturday 18 May 2013 to Sunday 4 August 2013. 

Jointly curated by Manx National Heritage and the Isle of Man Photographic Society, the exhibition will feature works by the society’s members together with vintage cameras and photographic equipment. There will also be a mock…


Added by Michael Wong on May 11, 2013 at 14:18 — No Comments

Job: Linda Wyatt Gruber '66 Curatorial Fellowship in Photography

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College seeks applications for the inaugural Linda Wyatt Gruber '66 Curatorial Fellowship in Photography. The Gruber Fellowship is a new and dynamic opportunity for emerging curators focused on the realm of photography, and offers an outstanding 2-year curatorial appoint to a recent Ph.D. in Art History and or an allied field with…


Added by Michael Wong on May 9, 2013 at 23:52 — No Comments

Auction: 19th-century Beijing photographs

London auction house Sotheby's is to put on sale a collection of photos on Beijing taken by Italian-British photographer Felice Beato in 1860, which includes the first photographic panorama of Peking showing the interior of the city, under the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Sotheby's believe that the photos could fetch between £100,000 to £200,000, adding that…


Added by Michael Wong on May 4, 2013 at 21:03 — No Comments

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