【Exhibition Plus · Lecture】The Connotation of Shanghai Photography in the 1990s
Aug 21, 2015 Friday 19:30 - 21:00
2F Y.W.C.A Building (Shanghai 133 Yuanmingyuan Road)
Shanghai photography in the 1990s emphasizes more on the expression of personalized urban emotions. It significantly differs from the sense of humor given by Beijing urban photography and the reportorial style featured by photographers from Guangdong and other places in the south. This dialogue mainly looks at Zhou Ming’s photography works taken in the 1990s’ Shanghai to uncover his inner reflections about urban life. It will also gradually further its discussion on the possibility of multiple changes coming to urban photography when entering into the 21st century.
Zhou Ming, associated Professor of Photography at Shanghai Normal University. Zhou started doing photography in the 1980s. He consistently adheres to black-and-white photography and the traditional way of production. City and urban life is the most important topic of his works.
Lin Lu, photography Professor at Shanghai Normal University, vice chairman of the Shanghai Photography Association. In 1991 and 2001, Lin received the 4th and 5th Gold Award for Chinese Photography—the highest award on Chinese photography.
Ray Art Center (RAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to photo-based art established in 2008. The Center has a threefold mission: support for research into the history and theory of Chinese photography; sponsorship of contemporary photography practice; and increased public awareness of photography and contemporary visual culture in general. Photographic research takes place at the Ray-Space, which presents contemporary work by Chinese and international artists, and research projects undertaken by RAC and other scholars or artists; Ray-Sight.
Free admission, reservation is required.