Stephanie Tung, Byrne Family Curator of Photography at the Peabody Essex Museum, will speak about the recent exhibition Power and Perspective: Early Photography in China. Co-curated with Karina Corrigan, the H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art, this exhibition explored the introduction and adoption of photography in 19th century China. Photography’s development as a new form of art and technology in the 19th century coincided with profound changes in the way China engaged with the world. Many items in the exhibit were sourced from the PEM’s own collections.
Ms. Tung notes: “Power and Perspective asked viewers to slow down, look closely at images, and think about the perspectives of those who shaped them. With cameras in our pockets today and a hypersensitive focus on social media, it provided an opportunity to think more deeply about our casual snaps and what they say about us all.”
South America, as well as throughout the African continent.
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