Subject: Photography (66)
Virtual Shanghai : Shanghai urban space in timeCitation:
Virtual Shanghai is a research and resource platform on the history of Shanghai from the mid-nineteenth century to nowadays. It incorporates four sets of documents: essays, original documents, photographies, and maps. The objective of the project is to write a history of the city through the combined mobilization of these various sets of documents. The implementation of this approach relies on the use of NTIC technologies and GIS technology. On the research side, the platform will offer various ways to step into the history of the city and follow its course at different levels over time. On the resource side, apart from providing original textual and visual documents, it develops a powerful cartographic tool for both observation and creation. The authors of the present project suscribe to the idea of sharing scholarship and research tools for the benefit of scholars, students, and citizens at large.http://virtualshanghai.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/Image.php more Language: eng English, fre French
Historical photographs of China Citation:
This project aims to locate, archive, and disseminate photographs from the substantial holdings of images of modern China held mostly in private hands overseas.
The photographs archived here come from the collections of a Chinese diplomat, foreign businessmen, staff of the administrations in the Chinese treaty ports, missionaries, and officials of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service. They shed light on political events such as the 1925 May Thirtieth incident, on working and social life, on treaty port architecture, commercial history, the history of dress and fashion, and of course the history of photography in China. They were taken by talented amateur photographers, by foreign snap-shotters, professional studio photographers, and others. These images were taken, acquired or bought by those living or visiting China.
These digital copies of the images are made available here for educational, reference and research purposes. As well as a variety of modestly sized collections, this project has worked with a number of larger bodies of material including photographs related to the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, diplomat Foo Ping-sheung (Fu Bingchang), holdings relating to the Shanghai Municipal Police, the G. Warren Swire collection, and the J.C. Oswald collection (SOAS).http://chp.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/ more Language: eng English
MoMao : Museum of My Art OnlyDescription:
MoMao is the home page of the Chinese artist Zhang Hongtu who represents in different categories a section of his work. At the beginning of each section a quotation (of himself or another artist) or a short introduction gives information about the work of art below. The website provides a remarkable selection of Mao-portraits in different Medias (paintings, photos, fashion), a part of them designed, another part only collected by Zhang Hongtu.http://www.momao.com/ more Language: eng English
腾讯读书 : 读图时代Description:
This website which is a subsite of QQ.com set up a "channel" to collect all kinds of visual material, including historical pictures including the the chapters: hot topics, social life, panaroma of culture, historical pictures, book store of popular stars, fine arts photography, special site for youth and modern life.http://book.qq.com/ssyd/lzphz1.htm more Language: chi Chinese
文革老照片和藏品 = Cultural Revolution Photos and SouvenirsDescription:
The blog is created by Liu Peng who is very interested in collecting all kinds of images, historical photos from all the periods, such as black-white photos in Late Qing, calender posters in Republic China and photos of Cultural Revolution. Some times he published series of images from other collectors. The collection from this blog focuses on historical photos of the Cultural Revolution Period. It is quite extensive, but the references are not very clear.http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_491bcbfd01008g10.html more Language: chi Chinese
Sidney D. Gamble Photographs Description:
This impressive collection of photographs is freely accessible, includes searchable metadata, and all photos can be viewed as thumbnails or in full size (with the possibility to zoom in). Additional material such as an interactive map and a timeline of Gamle's itinerary, a filmed documentary of his 1924-1927 voyage and a research guide with extra sources complement this database.http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/gamble/ more Language: eng English
Images from the Cultural Revolution = 文化大革命图片库档Citation:
These galleries with photographs cover various aspects of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution 文化大革命 in China (generally dated 1966-1976). Much has been written about this traumatic segment of China's recent past, but - with the exception of the legacies of Li Zhensheng and Weng Naiqiang - the subject (for very complex and difficult reasons) is not well covered visually. [...] With the exception of Chang Song's striking images, the galleries offered here reflect parts of my own holdings on the subject. [...]http://hahn.zenfolio.com/f320124069 more Language: eng English
MIT Visualizing Cultures Citation:
Visualizing Cultures weds images and scholarly commentary in innovative ways to illuminate social and cultural history. Founded in 2002 by MIT Professors John Dower and Shigeru Miyagawa, Visualizing Cultures exploits the unique qualities of the Web as a publishing platform to enable scholars, teachers, and others to: (1) examine large bodies of previously inaccessible images; (2) compose original texts with unlimited numbers of full-color, high-resolution images; and (3) use new technology to explore unprecedented ways of analyzing and presenting images that open windows on modern history.
Visualizing Cultures has positioned itself as a nexus between the institutions that house image collections and the scholars who would like to use them for research purposes. Publishing on MIT’s revolutionary OpenCourseWare—making MIT courses freely available on the Web—Visualizing Cultures has worked with many institutions to negotiate online publication of images for educational purposes using a creative commons license.http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/home/index.html more Language: eng English