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. To learn more about London Asian Contemporary please visit


Rare Photographs by Late Qing Dynasty Chinese Masters