Health and safety issues at an 'investment casting' (AKA 'lost wax') factory near Ningbo.
Seventh in a series of photo essays (1 2 3 4 5 6
) by Hong Kong-based independent photographer Alex Hofford
, looking at life and work in the factories of southern China where the world's stuff gets made.
recorded life along the Scotswood Road
, the working class district in the West End of Newcastle made famous in Geordie song
. James (Jimmy) Forsyth
had come to make his home there having volunteered for war work as a fitter in one of the local factories, moving up to Newcastle from his native South Wales. In 1954, aware that change was coming
and no longer working having lost an eye in an industrial accident, Forsyth
began to document his community and surroundings. A self-taught photographer, Jimmy "picked up a cheap folding camera in one of the pawn shops. There wasn’t much to adjust, just as well, because I’ve never known what to do...I’m just an amateur...just capturing what I knew was going to disappear." Jimmy died last Saturday
, aged 95.
Two galleries of photos of China
and 1978 by Robert Carl Cohen
, "the first American
to film China
since the 1949 Communist victory." My personal favourite set is these street scenes from 1957
, but Cohen captured a diverse range of images from Chinese lives. His (? I presume) site Radical Images
has plenty of other interesting stuff too.
Khomeini and the revolution
A photo-essay. "I have a 30-year-old book of photographs of the revolution by a photographer named Hatami. I thought it would be interesting to reproduce them for the 30th anniversary of the revolution. I paid my nephew Nico $20 to scan the entire book."
Between 1937 and 1938 Humphrey Spender
took over 900 pictures of Bolton as part of the Mass Observation [Previously]
project. Spender's "Worktown" photographs
offer a fascinating insight into the lives of ordinary people living and working in a British pre-War industrial town.
photographed by Felice Beato
, a pioneer 19th century photographer who documented the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny
and the Anglo-French military intervention in China
before opening a studio in Yokohama in 1863. He also seems to have been the first photographer in Korea
.Wikipedia NYPL archive First two links are units in MIT's Visualizing Cultures project
"The Gerald Warner Taiwan Image Collection
is a photographic record of a US consul's impressions of urban and rural life in Taiwan under Japanese colonial rule. Totaling 340 photographs and postcards gathered by Warner between August 26, 1937 and March 8, 1941, these images provide a snapshot of Taiwan's hybrid culture of Chinese, Taiwanese, Austronesian, and Japanese influences." [Via]
of China and Tibet. Thomas H. Hahn
is a Cornell professor and an excellent photographer. Themed collections include Chinese modern art, urbanisation and architecture, sacred mountains, religion, and historical photographs.
In the 1920s Joseph Rock
, an Austrian-born botanist
went to live in Lijiang, in Yunnan province. During expeditions over the next three decades he photographed shamans
, petty kings
, astounding scenery and flora and fauna across much of southwest China. He also studied the language and culture
of the Nakhi
whose homeleand centred around Lijiang. A contemporary blogger is now posting some then-and-now images
of the places and people Rock recorded.
With apologies to the European masters [ARTY NUDITY]
Beijing photographer 潘鉞 (Pan Yue) recreates some famous European paintings in a Beijing Opera style. Other series by yer man: Farmers in Opera costume
, Secret Opera Main link via.
Chinese On The Train
Wang Fuchun's exhibition at the 798 Photo Gallery
. Some good stuff
in their archives