Lai Fong Exhibition Featured in “People’s Daily,” China’s Largest Newspaper

The Lowentheil Collection’s current exhibition at Cornell University, Lai Fong (1839-1890): Photographer of China, was covered by People’s Daily, China’s largest newspaper network. “As one of the world’s most important private collections of original historical photographs of China, Loewentheil has collected 21,000 early photographs of China from collectors, art galleries, dealers, auction houses and other […]

“Landmark” Lai Fong exhibitions featured in “L’Oeil de la Photographie”

French photography journal L’Oeil de la Photographie (The Eye of Photography) highlighted the Loewentheil Collection’s two “landmark” exhibitions at Cornell University: Lai Fong (1839-1890): Photographer of China and Lai Fong and Thomas Child: Photographs of Late Qing Dynasty Chinese Street Life. This unprecedented exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see China and its people through […]

Lai Fong (ca. 1839-1890): Photographer of China

7 February 2020 – 14 June 2020 – Cornell University, Johnson Museum of Art This exhibition introduces viewers to the work of Lai Fong, arguably the most ambitious and successful photographer of nineteenth-century China. Lai established his studio in Hong Kong around 1870, and over the next twenty years built a towering reputation on his […]

Loewentheil China Photography Collection featured in “That’s Shanghai”

The Loewentheil China Photography Collection and its Beijing exhibition Vision and Reflection: Photographs of China in the 19th Century were featured in That’s Shanghai, the Shanghai affiliate of China’s leading English-language publication. The magazine interviewed both Collection founder Stephan Loewentheil as well as exhibition Curator Philip Prodger on the legacy and importance of early photography […]

Stephan Loewentheil Interviewed on “China Global Television Network”

Stephan Loewentheil discusses the past, present, and future of photography in China and the exhibition Vision and Reflection: Photographs of China in the 19th century from the Loewentheil Collection on “The Point with Liu Xin,” a news program on the China Global Television Network. “The photographs all belong to the Loewentheil Collection, which is the […]

Beijing exhibition of China Photography featured by “Xinhua News Agency”

Xinhua News Agency, China’s largest media organization, featured the Loewentheil Collection’s exhibition Vision and Reflection: Photographs of China in the 19th Century from the Loewentheil Collection in an article published January 19, 2019. Stephan Loewentheil, interviewed via email, stated that he was “happy but not at all surprised by the large number of visitors. The […]

Beijing exhibition featured in “The Daily Mail (UK)”

UK newspaper The Daily Mail featured the Loewentheil Collection’s “singular” Beijing exhibition Vision and Reflection: Photographs of China in the 19th Century. The Daily Mail, “From merchants to monasteries – 19th Century China in pictures,” January 15, 2019. Read the article