Symposium focuses on Chinese documentary photography

Oct. 8, 2009 1:20 p.m.

International experts will examine cross-cultural, historical and theoretical issues surrounding Chinese documentary photography at a symposium set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in McCosh 50.

The symposium, "China Seen by the Chinese: Documentary Photography, 1951-2003," will include discussions on the beginning of Chinese social documentary photography and the nature of documentary photography.

The symposium is sponsored by the Tang Center for East Asian Art. It was organized in conjunction with an exhibition titled "Humanism in China: A Contemporary Record of Photography," which runs through Dec. 13 at the China Institute Gallery in New York.

There event is free, but advanced registration is recommended. Register by visiting the symposium website or calling Andrea Scarlett at (609) 258-1741. Walk-ins also are accepted.