Young Photographer in Old Beijing
A talk by photographer, author and historian Patrick M Dransfield, featuring his lost hoard of photographs of ‘Old Beijing’ 1986
A talk by photographer, author and historian Patrick M Dransfield, featuring his lost hoard of photographs of ‘Old Beijing’, 1986, with reflections on photography and art from Bill Brandt to Song Dynasty landscapes and David Hockney.
“We are all the luckier for seeing these pictures through the deeply empathetic lens that Patrick M Dransfield brought to Beijing in 1986.” Rana Mitter OBE FBA, Professor of the History & Politics of Modern China, Oxford University
About the Speaker:
Patrick M Dransfield majored in English and History of Art at Leeds University and holds a Masters in Chinese History from the School of Oriental & African Studies. Since hearing stories of his father’s travels to Asia as part of the Royal Navy in 1945-6, the worlds of travel and eastern philosophies have continued to fascinate him, alongside a profound wish to escape the mundane through art. Patrick is the author of audio book ‘Duel of the Sorcerers’, a deeply immersive WW1 spy thriller featuring Eastern cosmology; and ‘Track of Time: Moments of Transition’ a book based on the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club Wall Exhibition of his ‘Old Beijing’ photographs in October 2020.
Music Room, Headington Hill Hall , Headington