China Institute

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm

Main Gallery, Art and Design Center
 A Junk, Guangzhou, Guangdong 1869-71


Legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921) set off to Hong Kong in 1868 and in the next four years he undertook several major journeys photographing regions of China. The photographs taken on these journeys form one of the most extensive records of any region taken in the 19th century.  The range, depth and aesthetic quality of John Thomson’s photographic vision mark him out as one of the most important travel photographers.

Exhibition Dates:
Sat. Oct. 22 — Sat. Dec, 10, 2016

Gallery Hours:
Mon. — Sat. from 12 p.m — 4 p.m.
Thurs. 12 p.m. — 8 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 22 from 4 p.m. — 7p.m.
Gallery Talk: Mon., Oct. 24 at 10a.m.

Main Gallery, Art and Design Center