Pun Lun Studio, founded by brothers Wan Chik-hing and Wan Leong-hoi, was a leading Chinese photography studio active from 1864 through the turn of the century. After establishing a successful studio in Hong Kong, Pun Lun Studio expanded its business with branches in Foochow (Fuzhou), Saigon, and Singapore. Early works from Pun Lun Studio are rare because the negatives appear to have been lost in a studio fire in 1876. Fires were a common occurrence in the industry because of the volatile chemicals used by photographers. In addition to its portrait and topographical work, Pun Lun Studios assembled a series of genre photographs of life in China, a format that derived from the Chinese painting tradition.
Pun Lun Studio
1864 – c. 1900