Those Days Gone
——A Memorial Exhibition of Shen Yantai's Photographic Arts
Artists: Shen Yantai
Curator: Shen Ji
Academic Adviser: Yang Shaoming
2016.10.29 - 2016.11.06
Shen Yantai (1939-2001) worked as the standing director of China Photographers Association, and an executive committee member of the Society of Worldwide Ethnic Chinese photographers Ltd (SWECP). His works had won several awards in photography contests and exhibitions held in China and worldwide.
He was known as ‘the first person to photograph Yangtze River from the source to the estuary’ for the photography report of the Yangtze River he finished on his own, and he published The Traces of Yangtze River, which included the first images of the sources of Yangtze River. To ‘rescue’ the diminishing Hutong culture in Beijing, he published Beijing Hutong Document as a present for the city.
This exhibition includes 84 of Shen’s photographs, ranging from the Yangtze River images, Tibetan customs, Beijing Hutong to American impressions, summarizing his artistic life as a photographer. The objects such as cameras, notebooks and publications that he used to carry with him are shown to the public for the first time, and bring us back to those days gone.