Arts of Asia. “Photographic Artists: Early Chinese Photography Studios.” Spring, 2022. 

Arts of Asia. “The Art of Lai Fong.” Spring, 2021. 

CNN, “Rare 19th Century images show China at the dawn of photography.”  January 8, 2019.

BBC, “Rare Early Photographs of Peking.”  November 2, 2015.

China Daily, “Groundbreaking early photographs of Shanghai head for London.”  August 10, 2016.

The New York Times, “Call Him an Early Adopter: Thomas Child, a 19th Century Photographer in China.”  September 22, 2016.

The Washington Post, “Rare early photographs show life in Beijing during the Qing dynasty.”  November 11, 2015.

Fine Books and Collections, “First Exhibition of Nineteenth-Century Chinese Photographer Lai Fong Opens in Ithaca.”  February 5, 2019.

That’s Shanghai, “19th Century China Revealed in this Stunning Series of Photographs.”  April 4, 2019.

CGTN, “The Point: Exhibition features 120 rare photos of early China.”  February 8, 2019.

XinhuaNet, “Across China: Exhibition shows 19th century Chinese life through a lens.”  January 19, 2019.

Daily Mail, “From merchants to monasteries – 19th Century China in pictures.”  January 15, 2019.

Fine Books Magazine, “Rare Chinese Photographs on Exhibition in Beijing.”  January 9, 2019.

L’oeil de la Photographie, “First Major Exhibition in Beijing of the Earliest Photographs of China.”  December 14, 2018.

Asia Pacific Daily, “Rare photographs of 19th century China on display in Beijing.”  November 29, 2018.

CGTN, “Vision & Reflection: Photographs of 19th century China shown at Tsinghua University Art Museum.”  November 29, 2018.

Apollo Magazine, “Vision & Reflection: Photographs of China in the 19th century.”  November 27, 2018.

The Epoch Times, “Glimpses of a Lost World Through Early Chinese Photography.”  March 23, 2017.

Asia Times, “Rare photos of Beijing reveal a world on brink of change.”  March 13, 2017.

Time, “These Rare Examples of Early Photography in China Captured a Disappearing World.”  March 7, 2017.

Fine Books & Collections, “Masterpieces of Early Chinese Photography Headed to New York.”  February 28, 2017.

Hyperallergic, “Glimpses of 19th-century Shanghai in hand-colored photos.”  November 9, 2016.

Asia Times, “A rich tapestry: images of Shanghai in the 1860s.”  November 1, 2016.

Apollo Magazine, “Why has it taken early Chinese photography so long to emerge from the shadows?”  October 31, 2016.

My Modern Met, “Rare Hand-Colored Photos From 19th Century Shanghai.”  October 28, 2016.

British Photographic History, “Exhibition: Qing Dynasty Shanghai. The Photographs of William Saunders.”  October 6, 2016.

The Atlantic, “Before Beijing: A Rare View of China’s Last Dynasty.”  September 22, 2016.

Asia News Network, “Rare Photos of China in 19th century strike chord overseas.”  August 11, 2016.

Hyperallergic, “A British Photographer in 19th Century Peking.”  November 13, 2015.

Slate, “The Rare Foreigner who Could Capture the Essence of Ancient Peking.”  November 10, 2015.

Daily Mirror, “Rare early photographs of Peking capture changing face of China in stunning exhibition.”  November 3, 2015.


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