Artist: Chin-San Long [lang jingshan/lang ching-shan] (Chinese, 1892-1995).
Title: "Boat Towers of the Kia Ling Kiang".
Medium: Original vintage photogravure.
Date: Composed c1939. Printed 1939.
Dimensions: Image size: 7 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. (184 x 232 mm).
Lot Note(s): Stamped with the photographer's name, verso. Edition unknown, presumed small. High-grade archival paper. Printed to the edge of the sheet. Fine, quality printing. Very good to fine condition; affixed to very thin and supple archival acid-free support sheet, not mount/board. Comment(s): Lang Jingshan, also Romanized as Long Chin-san and Lang Ching-shan, was a pioneering photographer and one of the first Chinese photojournalists. He has been called "indisputably the most prominent figure in the history of Chinese art photography", and the "Father of Asian Photography". He joined the Royal Photographic Society in 1937, gaining his Associateship in 1940 and his Fellowship in 1942. In 1980, the Photographic Society of America named him one of the world's top ten master photographers. He was the first Chinese photographer to take artistic nude shots, and was also known for the unique "composite photography" technique he created. Image copyright © The Estate of Chin-san Long. [25473-2-300]