“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.

“Very little photography survived the 20th century in China. So I undertook what I felt was an important task of preserving a portion of the early photographic art and history of China, which had long resided outside China, as I thought, one day, that the Chinese people would want it.” – Stephan Loewentheil

South China Morning Post, “Biggest photo archive of 19th century China needs a new home,” November 23, 2020.

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