Bosshard in China: Documenting social change in the 1930s

09 Jun 2018 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

BOSSHARD IN CHINA: Documenting social change in the 1930s -  9th June 2018
Exhibition of Swiss Magnum Photographer Walter Bosshard -
guided tour by Dr. Florian Knothe, Director of the University Museum & Art Gallery of HKU

Barbara Hemmi Verburg

Again about 25 members joined for a Saturday morning Art-Tour, this time of the exhibition of Swiss photographer Walter Bosshard, who has lived and traveled in China from 1933 to 1939.

Bosshard was one of the earliest journalists to record this critical decade in Chinese and world history. Apart from daily life, Bosshard also photographed and interviewed key political figures, including Mao Zedong.

Bosshard was a pioneer in the field of photojournalism, mastering both the word but also the photographic eye. Today his photographs are a rich source of information for understanding global history.

We all enjoyed the excellent tour by Florian Knothe, which gave us many insights and led to interesting discussions.

Please click here for the pictures

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