Beijing Through Sidney Gamble's Camera 一百年前的北京社会–西德尼·甘博摄影图片展

Sidney D. Gamble: His Life and Work

Sidney Gamble’s photography of China, shot over three trips between 1917 and 1932, represents an extraordinary contribution to the visual archive for an important period in Chinese history from which few images survive today. As an amateur photographer and trained sociologist, Gamble worked as secretary for the Beijing YMCA, helping to coordinate educational and social reform projects. Through the access these activities granted him to wide ranging elements of Chinese society, Gamble built a deep relationship with China and its people, an closeness reflected in the intimacy of his photographs.

西德尼﹒甘博 的生平与工作

西德尼·甘博1917年到1932年间三次来到中国拍摄了大量的照片,为中国这一重要历史时期留下了珍贵的影像档案。甘博是北京基督教青年会的干事,负责社会调查和教育改革方面的工作。甘博是位优秀的业余摄影师和社会学家,他的镜头记录了中国的社会、中国老百姓的方方面面,这样珍贵的画面如今存世已不多。

 

7 Responses to Sidney D. Gamble: His Life and Work

  1. ROBERT DE VIDO says:

    very Interesting material that will be of interest to many people due to China’s ascendency in the world order.

  2. Xiaopeng Jiang says:

    看到这些照片,我对过去落后的中国民众感到些许怜悯;想想中国现在经济逐渐好转,人们的物质生活好多了;但是,什么时候中国才能从体制上根本改变,进而形成现代公民社会呢?或许,解决了这点,才解决了根本吧。现在的中国有很大进步,但是,还有许多需要改变,尤其是民众的思想上的改变。

  3. 望海角 says:

    不论是出于人文主义的关怀,还是带着自己的目的,这些外国人踏上了中国的旅途,拍摄了当时中国的现状,对于现在的后人而言都有非常特殊的意义。
    我想知道在当时,像甘博这样的外国人还有谁,欢迎交流。qq:282918851

  4. 董晓蕾 says:

    没想到定县(今定州市)在全部图册重占这么大的一部分,作为一个定州人感到自豪!看到一百年前的故乡很激动。如今照片上的那些美好的景色已所剩无几,真的感到很可惜!!感谢甘博!!!

  5. what this is a old picture?

  6. 盛年不再来,一日难再晨。及时当勉励,岁月不等人。——陶渊明《杂诗》

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