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 in China.
“Three decades ago, New York City-based ‘super collector’ Stephan Loewentheil started acquiring early photographs of China. Now, the Loewentheil China Photography Collection counts more than 15,000 shots dating from the 1850s through the 1930s, making it one of the largest private archives of early China photography.”
That’s Shanghai, “19th Century China Revealed in this Stunning Series of Photographs,” April 4, 2019.