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Constructing the Orient: John Thomson’s Portraits in China

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The scope of John Thomson’s photographic portraits in China is astonishing, especially considering the challenges which faced an itinerant photographer in the mid-nineteenth century.

Angela Cheung, a doctoral student in the History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, London, explores in greater detail how and why Thomson took certain photographs, and who the audience was for his portraiture, as well as how his photography was disseminated and consumed following his return.

Sunday 28th April, 2pm

Entry to the talk is £4, or free for Friends of the Russell-Cotes.

Last few places – Please book at the Welcome Desk or by calling 01202 451820.

 

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