Betty Yao (R) talking to Yang-May (L) about John Thomson's photos of Old China and Siam

A Fascination with China – Betty Yao on Victorian photographer John Thomson [Video]

Co-curator, Betty Yao, was smitten the moment she saw John Thomson's photographs of Old China and Siam at the Wellcome Library in London. She knew she just had to put together an exhibition of his work for the world to see. Here she talks to the John Thomson Exhibition video blogger about a fascination with China - both John Thomson's and her own. Come to the John Thomson Exhibition Don't ...
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John Thomson street photographer of ancient China arrives in London in 2018

John Thomson took early street photos of Ancient China and Old Siam back in the 1860s when cameras were the size of carry on hand luggage, and developing had to be done in situ. We are thrilled to announce the first London exhibition of these unique photos, opening in April 2018 John Thomson set off for Asia in 1862 as a young man and fell in love with the people ...
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