Secret Agent | The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki 4 September 2015 – 16 October Private View: 3 September 2015, 5-7pm Judith Barry Beth Collar Chiara Fumai Mathilde ter Heijne Maud Sulter Niina Vatanen Secret Agent is a group exhibition composed from the viewpoint of feminist authorship and forms of collaboration in contemporary photography and film making practices. The six artists in the exhibition actively challenge the institutional structure of history and patriarchal authority – and imagine alternative narratives through the specificity of lens-based media. Acts of image-making, archiving, and guerilla information tactics enable visibility and challenge relationships between author and authority.
This is an ongoing project about the photography collection and management of museums, galleries, private collections and archives. I collaborate with the Ray Art Centre (Shanghai), publishing interviews and articles online in Chinese. Because most interviews are done in English, this platform will show these works in both Chinese and English. The Ray Art Centre is a non-profit organisation, which has organised great public events with institutions such as Fudan University and Bund Art Museum. Hope you enjoy my work. 影像收藏与策展专题 | 索非亚·拉提：什么是芬兰文化、摄影和艺术？（下） Originally published with the Ray Art Center (Shanghai) http://www.rayartcenter.org/?p=8572 撰文、采访 / 陈芳菲 图片来源：芬兰摄影博物馆 作者前言：笔者今年和赫墨拉小组（Hemera Collective）一直忙于为芬兰摄影博物馆制作展览。索非亚·拉提（SofiaLahti）是配合我们工作的策展人之一。芬兰摄影博物馆（Finnish Museum of Photography, FMP）位于首都赫尔辛基。博物馆创始于1969年，如今以独立基金会的形式在运营，拥有近50年的历史。2013年5月，《在博物馆中的影像》国际学术会议在俄罗斯国家博物馆展览中心（The State Russian Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO）开幕。索非亚·拉提作为芬兰摄影博物馆的代表与会并作演讲，随后她的演讲稿作为博物馆和馆藏介绍放在网站上至今。这篇文章极大满足了我对芬兰摄影博物馆的好奇心。在索非亚的支持和帮助下，我把这篇文章翻译过来，并就文章未涉及的方面进行采访。
26 December 2003 WPP: Mao Zedong’s 110th birthday was marked on 26 December 2003. Villagers in his hometown of Shaoshan, Xiangtan, Hunan province, dressed in traditional Chinese costume to commemorate and bow to him. This is one of winning photographs from the 2012′ World Press Photo. See more: World Press Photo winner: The Return of the Native, Mao Zedong Remembered
Zhuang Xueben, The front cover of “Xikang special issue” of The Young Companion , 1942.
Duane Michals, Things are Queer, 1973. Read the post for more photos from the series. From the book: Duane Michals, Things are Queer. (Cologne: Edition Anne & Jürgen Wilde, 1973).
I have collected a list of websites about Chinese photography, primarily focusing on the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Some websites are in Chinese. I apologise for the inconvenience. If you know any website that is not listed in here, please let me know. I will really appreciate your help.
These photographs were selected from Ren Shulin’s The Innocent in 80, which focuses on teenagers in Chinese middle and high schools in Beijing during the 1980s. Ren started to take photographs since 1976 and became a member of the April Photography Society. He belonged to a generation that grew up during the Cultural Revolution.