24 novembre 2015

Benjamin West Kilburn, Singing Girls, Hong Kong, China, c. 1901

Benjamin West Kilburn, Singing Girls, Hong Kong, China, c. 1901. (restored) Benjamin West Kilburn was an American photographer and stereoscopic view publisher primarily of US and Canadian landscape. However, his company also produced a significant amount of far international images, including the far east and China. Many of the images credited to his company were actually taken by "work for hire" free lance photographers. (Source: ralph repo)
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24 novembre 2015

Father Mark Tennien, A Family In Lanchow, China, 1944

Father Mark Tennien, A Family In Lanchow, China, 1944. (restored) Another photograph from the extensive holdings of The University of Southern California's Internet Mission Archive taken by a Father Mark Tennien, a cleric from one of the religious missions in Lanzhou (then known as Lanchow). Again, the mission statement of the archive is as follows: "The Internet Mission Photography Archive offers historical images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in Britain, Norway, Germany, and the United States. The... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2015

John Thomson, Example Of A Coiffure On A Tartar Or Manchu Female, Peking, Pechili Province, China, 1869

John Thomson, Example Of A Coiffure On A Tartar Or Manchu Female, Peking, Pechili Province, China, 1869. (restored) who is wearing a long sleeved quilted garment. The hair is wrapped around a flat strip of wood.  Here's another John Thomson classic (albeit with extensive restoration), found again within Wellcome's fantastic collection of his work. Thomson has continued to enthrall people after a century; his work has recently returned to China, where many Chinese for the first time are seeing the essence of... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2015

Empress Gobele Wan-Rong, c. 1920-1940 by an unknown court photographer

Empress Gobele Wan-Rong, c. 1920-1940 by an unknown court photographer.  One of the sadder stories that arose from the end of the Qing monarchy was the story of Wan Rong, otherwise known as the Last Empress of China 婉容皇后. She was chosen at the age of 17 to marry a powerless monarch. This beautiful well educated girl from one of Manchuria's best families was to be turned into a wasted emotionally wrecked drug addict by her loveless marriage in 1922 to the last emperor of China, PuYi 溥儀. Cast by the same ill political winds that... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2015

Frank Carpenter, Manchu ladies of the palace being warned to stop smoking, Peking, China, c. 1910-1925

Frank Carpenter, Manchu ladies of the palace being warned to stop smoking, Peking, China, c. 1910-1925. (restored) (originals on repository with the Library of Congress can always be found by using its LC number in their number search engine). The photograph was cropped, spotted, and had several areas tonally adjusted to bring out hidden or obscure detail not easily seen with the original. One large scratch on the left was digitally retouched out, as were a few emulsion wrinkles and processing marks. Frank Carpenter and... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2015

Chinese Family, c.1875

Chinese Family, c.1875.  Iin The Face Of China As Seen By Photographers & Travelers 1860-1912, authored by L. Carrington Goodrich, with historical commentary by Nigel Cameron. Knowing nothing at all of the actual people; that is, who they were or what social or political connections they had, we can only make educated assumptions and guesses about their milieu, based on what is believed or understood about Chinese culture during the late 1800's. From the outset, the viewer is particularly struck by the rather formal... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2015

Afong Lai, Entitled Group Of Chinese Women With Fans, Canton China, c. 1880

Afong Lai, Entitled Group Of Chinese Women With Fans, Canton China, c. 1880 (restored). Afong Lai was one of the rare breed of Chinese photographer whom was recognized by his European contemporaries as a professional equal. He was well thought of by the legendary John Thomson, who rated Afong's work of a caliber that would be successful even if offered to the English in London. As a Chinese working in what was then considered to be a strictly European field, Afong established and fostered contacts with many foreigners, allowing his... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2015

Exhibition at Rubin Museum of Art showcases Steve McCurry’s photographs of India

Women in stepwell, Rajasthan © Steve McCurry NEW YORK, NY.- In its first partnership with the International Center of Photography, the Rubin Museum of Art presents “Steve McCurry: India,” opening on November 18, 2015. The exhibition showcases McCurry’s photographs of India in a museum for the first time, featuring a selection of 37 photographs of intriguing scenes of everyday life, including his early projects India by Rail and Monsoon. Many of the photographs on display are considered iconic in McCurry’s... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2015

Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Avedon (1956)

Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Avedon (1956)
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22 novembre 2015

Hamiltons exhibits for the first time whole "Flowers" series of pictures by Irvin Penn

Irving Penn, Iceland Poppy (B), New York, 2006, 18 5/8 x 21 in. (47.3 x 53.3 cm.). Edition of 9 © The Irving Penn Foundation LONDON.- Hamiltons presents Irving Penn: Flowers, marking the third occasion on which gallery owner Tim Jefferies is presenting an entire series of photographs printed by the legendary photographer as an edition. As with Hamiltons’ previous Penn exhibitions, Cigarettes (2012) and Cranium Architecture (2013), this exhibition of Flowers is the first time this whole series of... [Lire la suite]