THE COLLECTION OF JOHN THOMSON
1837-1921, Edinburgh, Scotland.

10 Chancery Lane Gallery offers exclusive availability of the John Thomson Collection of superb portraits and landscapes in Hong Kong. John Thompson was a Scottish photographer and traveller and one of the first photographers to travel to the Far East documenting the people, landscapes and artifacts of eastern culture. His photographs, which were taken around 1862, are regarded as one of the best records of a world and way of life, which was shortly to disappear, and represents possibly the most important visual archive of the region in existence today. His subjects range from a beggar to a king, and reflect the artist’s intrigue with individuals of different social classes.
Through the Lens of John Thomson: Hong Kong and Coastal China (1868 - 1872)