First Friday: April 2015 Capturing China

  • 5:00 PM–6:30 PM



Wang Wenlan, born in Beijing in 1953, joined the national English-language newspaper China Daily in 1981 as the first staff photographer. After heading the paper’s photo department for three decades, he is now a special assistant to the chief editor. Wang has covered major events ranging from the Tangshan earthquake of 1976, when he was an army photographer, to the 2003 SARS epidemic and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, all the while chronicling both subtle and dramatic changes in post-Mao Chinese culture and society. He was named one of China’s ten best photojournalists in 1986 and has won many other awards for his news and documentary photography.

An exhibition of Wang’s images will be on view at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, E350 Adler Journalism Building, from April 3 through May 12, 2015. Gallery hours are M-F 8 am-5 pm and by special appointment. This is the first comprehensive showing of his work in the United States.

First Fridays for the 2014-2015 academic year are generously sponsored by FilmScene, H. Dee & Myrene Hoover, and John Menninger.

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