From early in the history of photography comes this supremely lovely study of a Manchurian bride, by John Thomson. From 1868 to 1872, Thomson traveled as a professional photographer through China, documenting a world that fascinated him, and now us. If you get a chance to see an exhibition or catalogue of his work, by all means do so.
John Thomson — Manchurian Bride — ca 1870
negative housed in the Wellcome Library of Liverpool
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.