Join photographer Nick Kitto showing his photographs and telling stories from the Treaty Ports of China--the buildings and the people .
WHAT: an RASBJ on-line talk by Nick Kitto, moderated by Lukas Gajdos, based on Nick Kitto's book Trading Places, A Photographic Journey Through China's Former Treaty Ports.
WHEN: November 23,Wednesday, 7.00PM-8.00PM Beijing Standard Time
MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: The talk encompasses Nick Kitto's Treaty Port Project.
Nick will describe how his interest in treaty ports arose, his approach to the Project, the quality of the restorations, and then take a look at two of the lesser known treaty ports, both of which involved some members of his family.
The goal of The Treaty Port Project was simple: to visit as many of the former treaty ports and foreign settlements as possible and to photograph as many of the surviving buildings from that era as possible. The Project commenced in 2008 and ended, at least for now, 12 years later with the publication in 2020 of Trading Places, A Photographic Journey Through China's Former Treaty Ports. From a collection of some 4,000 images, approximately 750 were chosen for the book and relatively more pages were devoted to those from the lesser known ports rather than the larger and better known such as Shanghai and Tianjin. A secondary but important objective was to ensure that the buildings could be located by those interested in doing so. Due to space limitations, the maps in the book are of limited use and, consequently, the book's rear sleeve contains a QR code which allows readers to locate every building in the book, and a few more besides.
Book website: https://www.treatyports.photos
HOW MUCH: This online event is free for RASBJ members, and members of partner RAS branches; RMB 100 for non-members. If you know someone who wants to join RASBJ to attend this talk, please ask them to sign up at https://rasbj.org/membership/ at least 72 hours before the event.
HOW TO JOIN THE EVENT: Members of RASBJ, -please click "Register" or "I Will Attend" at least 48 hours before the event, and follow the instructions. After successful registration, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link to join the event. If you seem not to have received it, please check your spam folder to ensure you see all RASBJ emails.
Members of partner RAS branches: Please register at least 72 hours in advance to allow time for membership verification. After successful registration, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link to join the event. If you seem not to have received it, please check your spam folder to ensure you see all RASBJ emails.