The image of Chongqing 100 years ago through the lens of Australians
There is also a photographer in the exhibition, Harry Glathe, an Australian born in southern China. During his time as a dye and cloth dealer in Guangxi and Yunnan from 1933 to 1936, he photographed hundreds of landscapes, temples and other buildings as well as various aspects of social life. He also wrote a comprehensive diary containing samples of fabrics he had collected while traveling and some photos that were from a distant past.
Harry’s personal diaries
New exploration of contemporary Australians
The exhibition also collaborated on works by contemporary Australian photographers and filmmakers, including the early diplomats Shelley Warner and Jeffrey Mugginson, and the men who walked the Long March route again in 1984, including Leo Meyer, Harold Weldon and Ken Duncan.
Photographs during tracing the journey of Long March
Zouma Town’s pictures captured by contemporary Australian photographers
These vibrant and energetic photographs record the Chinese style during the 20th century and form the epitome of time and space contrast.
The exhibition will last until October 12 for free at the Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art in Chongqing. (Translated by Mao Qiao, Fathom Language Limited)