[VIRTUAL UMAG] The City of Flowers: Dezső Bozóky’s Canton Photographs

As a naval officer with the Austro–Hungarian Navy, Dezső Bozóky first left Hong Kong for Canton before travelling to Fujian province, Shanghai and Beijing, where he documented the countryside and cities as well as their inhabitants. His interest in nature and architecture and, above all, the Qing dynasty street scenes and people he met, continue to transmit the excitement and wonder of this early European traveler in a country and culture far from his own.

​Following the University Museum and Art Gallery’s 2016 exhibition of Dezső Bozóky’s photographs of Hong Kong—Two Years in Asia: Travelling in Hong Kong 1907–1909—the Museum was honoured to present a larger group of Bozóky’s images that document his time exploring other provinces across the Middle Kingdom.

Along China’s Coast: Dezső Bozóky’s Travel Photography 1908–1909 was exhibited at UMAG from 8 November 2019 to 9 February 2020. Both of these exhibitions and associated publications were made possible thanks to the collaboration and generous support of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts in Budapest and the Hungarian Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau.

Find out more here: https://www.virtual.umag.hku.hk/the–city–of–flower–en
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