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Friday, June 22, 2018


Exhibition Public - Asia

Bosshard In China: Documenting Social Change In The 1930s

University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong
90 Bonham Road,
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Apr 27, 2018 To Aug 05, 2018


Detail: The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will present Bosshard in China: Documenting Social Change in the 1930s from April 27 to August 5, 2018. Bosshard in China offers a comprehensive sweep of black and white photographs and documentary films produced by Swiss photo-journalist Walter Bosshard. Living and traveling extensively in China from 1933 to 1939, Bosshard was one of the earliest journalists to record this critical decade in Chinese and world history.

The exhibition is organised into thematic sections that give insight into the photographer’s mind as he traversed myriad landscapes and social conditions, from Beijing to Lake Qinghai in western China; from the bombing of Hankou to Mongolian shepherds on the steppe. Apart from filming daily life, Bosshard also photographed and interviewed key political figures, including Mao Zedong in Yan’an, Chiang Kai-shek and Soong Mei-ling, Madame Chiang Kai-shek.

Phone No.: (852) 2241 5500
Fax: (852) 2546 9659
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: http://www.umag.hku.hk/en/exhibition_detail.php?id=2040394



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