Photographs Of Republican China By Hedda Morrison

Posted by infectedgenes Saturday, January 8, 2011 0 comments

Hedda Morrison was a tremendous resource for images from the latter part of the Republican China years, photographing extensively with a 2 1/4 Rolleiflex Twin Lens (my personal roll film favorite) during her 13 year stay in China (from 1933 - 1946). Coincidentally, she then married into the family of and bears the name of another very famous China photographer; she married George Ernest Morrison\’s son, Alastair in 1946. Besides photography in China, she was also known for a large body of image work in Malaysia and Australia (where she died in 1991). Her husband, generously donated her life\’s work, divided between Harvard University and Australia\’s Power House Museum of Science & Design. All images were found on Harvard Universitys VIA (Visual Information Access) Search Engine. Minor spot and scratch touch up, contrast and tonal adjustments in an almost technically perfect image. Sepia added and then a false duotone.

Photographs Of Republican China

Young Mother Carrying A Child On Her Back In The Market, Hong Kong Island (1946)

Photographs Of Republican China

House Interior Showing A Woman At A Brick Stove, A Bucket & A Ladle Made From A Gourd In The Lost Tribe Country (1936)

Photographs Of Republican China

House Interior Showing Woman With Bound Feet Tending A Stove In The Lost Tribe Country (1936)

Photographs Of Republican China

Produce & Wares From Shops Along The Sides Of A Typical Backstreet, Western District, Hong Kong Island (1946)

Photographs Of Republican China

Pedestrians & Vendors On Pottinger Street, A Stepped Street, Central District, Hong Kong Island (1946)

Photographs Of Republican China

Fisher Families With Junks In Aberdeen Harbor, Hong Kong Island (1946)

Photographs Of Republican China

Seated Man Amid Baskets Of Fish & Hanging Dried Fish, Eastern Districts, Hong Kong Island (1946)



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