China and Siam Through the Lens of John Thomson: Exhibition of Photographs at Brunei Gallery SOAS

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This free exhibition runs from 13 April to 23 June 2018.

This is the first London exhibition devoted to photographs of Asia by legendary Scottish photographer and writer John Thomson (1837-1921). Between 1862 and 1872, he made many journeys to Siam, Cambodia and various provinces of China. Photographs from these trips form one of the most extensive 19th century records of any region. The range, depth and aesthetic quality of John Thomson’s vision mark him out as one of the most important travel photographers.

Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG,

Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.30-17.00, Late night Thursday until 20.00; Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Admission free.

There are some public lectures which can be booked direct.
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