Talk:Photography in China
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Merge with History of photography in China
The History of photography in China article does not present sufficient information to stand separately from the main Photography in China article. As such, it should be merged here. Neelix (talk) 20:58, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
Notable photographers around Hong Kong, Taiwan and China
A hello from Hong Kong, I am so interested in history of photography in China but it seems to me that no one care at all, I am so shocked to find there are not much information even in the Chinese speaking workd, and even if there are, usually, contain wrong information.
As I am not native English speaker, I want to conribute by mentioning some really notable photographers here. The first is Yau Leung (邱良) a gifted photographer from Hong Kong, he photographed both ordinary people and celebrities such as movie stars of 1960s, though he is known even in the Enlish speaking world, he was overlooked by many locals. He was mentioned by Time Magazine in 2007 and here is the article. One can see some his photos here and here.
Another one is Liu Heung Shing (劉香成) also from Hong Kong who photographed the rapidly changing China during 1980s. One of his most iconic photo shows a man holding a bottle of Coca-Cola right in front of the Forbidden City. He is also a Pulitzer Prize winner.
Chung Man Lurk (鐘文略) is famous for his old Hong Kong photos. Arthur Tsang Hin Wah (曾顯華) of took several shots of Tank Man and I think he should be included.
For Taiwan photographers, Juan I Jong (阮義忠) is famous not only because he recorded the rapidly changing Taiwan society, he collected and translated lots of English materials into Chinese language in 1980s. Though not the first to do so, but it is Juan who introduce masters of photography, such as Paul Strand and Alexander Rodchenko, making them known to the Chinese speaking world. His books cover photographers either already very famous or less well-known at the time, inspiring generations of Chinese-speaking photographers.