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 take Betty’s word for it – check out John Thomson’s photos for yourself. Put these dates in your diary:
Exhibition: China and Siam – Through the Lens of John Thomson
Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG, near Russell Square
Dates: 13 April to 23 June 2018
The John Thomson Exhibition Blog features multi-media stories about John Thomson, the Victorian photographer, and the London exhibition of his photos of China and Old Siam from the 1860s, Through the Lens of John Thomson, co-curated by Betty Yao and Narisa Chakrabongse. www.johnthomsonexhibition.org