Painting with Light : Photography at the Freer/Sackler Paperback / softback
This is a completely new guide to the Freer-Sackler Gallery collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographs from Asia and the Middle East, which features some remarkable early photography as well as newly acquired works by leading modern and contemporary artists, photographers and film-makers.
Highlights include extremely rare photonegative portraits of Cixi (1835-1908), the Qing empress dowager of China, photographed by the son of her senior lady-in-waiting, who may have been the only person ever permitted to photograph her.
There is also a series of photos taken by Alice Roosevelt Longworth during the Taft Mission to Asia in 1905.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 210 pages
- Publisher: D Giles Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/02/2017
- Category: Photographs: collections
- ISBN: 9781907804656