Exhibition Talks

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library will present the exhibition Hong Kong Through the Lens of John Thomson from 15 November 2018 to 30 April 2019. The exhibition is devoted to the images of Hong Kong taken by John Thomson (1837-1921), a pioneering Scottish photographer, geographer, and traveler.

Public lectures will be held during the exhibition period. All are welcome.

Through China with a Camera: The Photographic Journeys of John Thomson (in English) (Full)

One of the earliest Western photographers in Asia, John Thomson, created a photographic corpus of remarkable power and continued interest. He worked in Asia during the 1860s and 1870s, and was based for much of his career in Hong Kong. In addition to documenting Hong Kong itself, from his studio in the city he embarked on a series of extensive travels across China with his camera, and many of his images were widely circulated in print across the globe, making his images some of the earliest internationally renowned photography of China.

Speaker: Richard Ovenden, University Librarian, University of Oxford
Date: 13 December 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Reception: 6:30 p.m.)
Venue: Miller Theater, Asia Society Hong Kong Center (9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong)

約翰.湯姆森:無畏的旅行者與其傳世遺珍 (in Cantonese)

有別於同時期來華的旅行者,約翰.湯姆森既非傳教士,亦非政府官員。他只是一個在 照相機發明數十年後來華遊覽之專業攝影師。是次講座,姚女士將跟隨他的足跡,細看他拍下的人物和地方,及娓娓道出這批珍藏存世一百五十年來,背後曲折的故事和轉捩點。

講者:姚詠蓓女士 MBE
日期:2019年1月10日 (星期四)

濕版攝影 (in Cantonese)


講者:張益平先生 (香港資深商業攝影家)
日期:2019年1月25日 (星期五)

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Enquiries: 3943 8740 or spc@lib.cuhk.edu.hk