Wuhan photographer shoots Chi­nese Opera with old pro­cess­ing tech­nique

Changjiang Weekly - - CULTURE - By Zhou Manzhen

Re­cently, the Na­tional Mu­seum of China an­nounced that five pieces of the Wuhan photographer Wang Yue­jun's wet plate photography series "Per­form­ing" will be­come col­lectibles soon af­ter they ap­peared at the Wu Yinx­ian Photography Art Bi­en­nale in Jiangsu. On June 9, Wang's series was dis­played at the Ra­mada Ho­tel in Hankou.

In 2014, Wang Yue­jun, a photographer and painter with over thirty years of ex­pe­ri­ence, be­gan to ex­plore "wet plate pro­cess­ing," a 19th-cen­tury pho­to­graphic tech­nique. The photographer adds a chem­i­cal so­lu­tion on pho­to­graphic-ma­te­ri­als to form vin­tage black and white pho­tos.

In or­der to shoot the series "Per­form­ing," he trav­elled to var­i­ous parts of the coun­try in search of dif­fer­ent types of dra­mas and plays to cap­ture im­ages of the per­form­ers dur­ing their breaks.

Photo by Zhan Song

Wang Yue­jun's photography sa­lon on June 9

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