This exhibition includes some of the most
significant images made in China by both
Asian and Western photographers since 1949.
It presents cultural, political and everyday life
as seen by great photographers of the era.
Their insights on a country long virtually
closed to the West evoke a magnificent land and its people and an extraordinary time in
The exhibition captures the complex and passionate attachments that bind both the
native-born and foreign artist to China for a lifetime. A fully illustrated catalogue
accompanies the exhibition.
The publication and exhibition are made possible by Ford Motor Company, in keeping
with its commitment to the life and culture of China and its people, and to excellence in
photography. The accompanying publication is also generously supported by the Starr
Foundation. This exhibition has been organized by Aperture Foundation in association
with the Asia Society.
Exhibition support for China: Fifty Years Inside the People’s Republic is provided by
the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Liu Heung Shing