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汤姆·哈金斯 1956年的中国(Tom Hutchins' China 1956)

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   展览前言:     

 此次展览首次在世界范围内展示了汤姆·哈金斯(1921-2007)的作品。60年前,汤姆·哈金斯成为了第一位访问中国的新西兰新闻摄影记者。当时他34岁时,中华人民共和国刚成立了5年。旅行的第一天,越过了香港边界时,他写到:“我会一刻不停地按着快门,用这种隐秘的方式庆祝我顺利实现此次中国之行的目的——用我自己的方式摄影,用我自己的方式定义占据世界四分之一的人们。

 

在四个月里,他以观察者的身份走遍了中国东部地区,从南方的广州、上海,到北方的北京、沈阳、鞍山和长春。他还游历了从西安到武汉的西北地区,还穿越戈壁沙漠到了遥远的乌鲁木齐西部地带。除了北京外,他从未长期停留在任何一个地方,因为北京政府支持外事活动,具备翻译人员的条件,并且必须参加的活动组织完善。尽管旅途中总会有各种令人感到不快的限制和延误,他仍会抓住任何一个机会向西方世界展示冷战时期首次尝试“对外开放”的中国。

 

1957年一月份,他的作品《行进中的红色中国》发表在《生活》杂志上,共有九页。不同于在他之前的法国著名摄影师亨利·卡特埃,也区别于在他之后的马克·吕布(其作品影响了新一代的中国摄影师),哈金斯找不到愿意为他出书的出版社。1989年作者重新找到了哈金斯的600幅作品集,但其中的大部分作品以及他在中国创作的书籍和文本都遭到了损坏,难以修复。

 

 

因此,此次展览依据后期摄影师的指导,展出的作品仅有少量的原始摄影作品,还有一些来自于银胶纸相片副本或原始底片的数码图片。他们呈现了这些作品到目前为止一直不为人所知的一面。

 

此次展览将会展出摄影师双语的个人简传,内有他留存笔记的节选、扩展的标题以及其他相关文本。汤姆·哈金斯中国摄影集将于2016年出版,若平遥国际摄影节哈金斯首展期间您没有时间欣赏哈金斯作品,我们欢迎您的订购。

 

——约翰·B·特纳

This exhibition, for the first time, worldwide, celebrates the the vision of Tom Hutchins (1921-2007) who, 60 years ago, was the first New Zealand photojournalist to visit China. The People's Republic of China was just five years old and he was 34. Across the border from British Hong Kong, on the first day of his visit, he wrote: 'I keep my camera busy, and behind it I secretly celebrate this first success in doing what I had come to China for—photographing in my own way and on my own terms these people who number a quarter of mankind.'

 

 In four months, as an independent observer, he covered east China from Canton (Guanzhou), and Shanghai in the south, to Peking (Beijing), Shenyang, Anshan, and Changchun in the north. He also traveled northwest from Sian (Xian) to Wuhan, and across the Gobi desert to far west Urumchi. He seldom had long in any one place, excepting Peking, from which official permits, interpreters and "must-see" activities and developments were organised. Despite numerous frustrating restrictions and delays, he took every opportunity to see what he could, to show the Western world what China was like during this first tentative "opening up" in the Cold War era.

 

 A nine-page spread of his work, under the title of 'Red China on the march' was published in Life magazine in January 1957, but unlike the famous French photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, before him, and Marc Riboud after, whose work influenced a new generation of photographers in China, Hutchins was unable to find a publisher for his book. When rediscovered by the writer in 1989, the great majority of Hutchins' collection of 600 prints, along with his books and papers from China, were damaged beyond repair.

 

Consequently, this exhibition includes just a few original vintage prints, along with the many new digital prints made from copies of later gelatin-silver prints or directly from the original negatives, made according to the late photographer's instructions. They represent a unique body of work that has been virtually unseen to date.

The exhibition will include a brief bilingual biography of the photographer, excerpts from his surviving notes, expanded captions and other relevant text. A book of Tom Hutchins' China photographs will also be published in 2016, so orders could be taken if it is not available in time for his PIP Pingyao debut.

 

— John B Turner, Beijing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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