“The Art of Lai Fong”: Loewentheil Collection’s Lai Fong Photographs Featured in Arts of Asia Spring 2021 Edition
Tsinghua University Art Museum in Beijing hosted “Vision and Reflection: Photographs of China in the 19th Century from the Loewentheil Collection,” the museum’s inaugural photography exhibition, in 2018-2019. The exhibition presented masterpieces of early photography of China by twenty-one famous photographers, photographic studios and anonymous artists, among them Lai Fong (Li Fang, aka Lai Afong). […]
“South China Morning Post” interviews Stephan Loewentheil to discuss the “Biggest photo archive of 19th century China”
Tara Loader Wilkinson of the South China Morning Post recently interviewed Stephan Loewentheil, where they discussed the past, present, and future of the Loewentheil China Photography Collection, which has grown to include 20,000 photographs taken between 1850 and 1920.
“Photography is the greatest preserver of history. … The earliest photography preserves culture in China, and elsewhere, as it had been for many hundreds of years because it was simultaneous with the technological revolutions that were to change everything.” – Stephan Loewentheil
CNN, “Rare 19th-century images show China at the dawn of photography,”
Viv Lawes of London Asian Contemporary Art Interviews Stephan Loewentheil about assembling the Loewenthiel Photography of China Collection.
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Lai Fong (c.1839-1890): Photographer of China Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University Read more about the exhibition
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 […]
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 Cornell University, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY 7 February 2020 – 14 June 2020 A concurrent exhibition, Lai Fong and Thomas Child: Photographs of Late Qing Dynasty Chinese Street Life, will be on view at Cornell’s Carl A. Kroch Library from February 7 to April 17, 2020. […]
Fine Books & Collections Magazine featured the Loewentheil Collection’s concurrent Lai Fong exhibitions – Lai Fong (c. 1839-1890): Photographer of China and Lai Fong and Thomas Child: Photographs of Late Qing Dynasty Chinese Street Life – in its latest issue. “The landmark exhibition … presents nearly 50 Lai Fong photographs made in the 1870s and […]
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 […]