John Thomson: the Annie Liebovitz of 19th Century China and Siam – My Phuong Lecocq [video]

Art history fan My Phuong Lecocq talks to video blogger Yang-May Ooi about travel photographer John Thomson’s portraits of people in Old China, in particular his photos of women, which remind her of Annie Liebovitz’s portraits in our modern era.

Watch the interview here


Come to the John Thomson Exhibition

Exhibition: China and Siam – Through the Lens of John Thomson

Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG, near Russell Square

Dates: NOW ON  to 23 June 2018



Photo by John Thomson, courtesy of Wellcome Library, London


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.